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Information Assurance


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Information Assurance at Fort Hays State University focuses on protecting data and networks. Many Information Assurance programs at other institutions focus on programming or software development. Fort Hays State University has listened to industry and employers who are seeking graduates with skills in protecting networks, servers, and PCs - the key tools for business, medicine, and government in the 21st Century.

The world faces a growing need for secure digital networks and data storage. This has created significant demand for high skilled Information Assurance professionals. Information Assurance is a rapidly growing and well compensated field. Businesses; governmental agencies such as cities, counties, state and federal agencies; law enforcement and public safety agencies; the military; medical providers; bioscience businesses and research organizations; and banking and financial organizations are among the critical organizations dependent upon secure digital networks and data storage. Even consumers face critical challenges in protecting and preserving private data.