Information Assurance Concentration (Online Only)

In today's information society, organizations depend on secure computers, networks and practices to mitigate threats from inside and outside of an organization. This concentration prepares to protect software/hardware and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

Courses include: 

  • INT 684 Foundations of Information Systems Security (3 hours)
     This course is intended as an introduction of the many facets of information security. It approaches information security from a holistic perspective and emphasizes that security encompasses more than just hardware and software. The course provides an introduction to the technological tools used to protect information including software, hardware, and network tools. It also addresses protocols, processes, human systems, security management practices, and other non-technological elements. This course introduces the upper division/graduate sequence in information assurance. It provides an overview of the CISSP.  Students completing this course will receive a certificate evidencing completion of curriculum certified for the NSTISSC 4011 and 4013e standards. PR, MIS 101 or PERM.

Choose 2 classes from the following electives:

  • MIS 605: Principles of Computer Security and Forensics (3 hours)
    This course addresses the rapidly emerging area of computer security and forensics. Topics covered will include security concepts, cryptography, public key infrastructure, standards and protocols, impact of physical and network security, infrastructure security, wireless and instant messaging, instruction detection, risk, change, and privilege management and computer forensics dealing with security and law. Course includes the learning requirements for certifications in the Com TIA Security Plus, the (ISC) 2 SSCP, and NSTISSC 4011 Examinations. PR, CIS 301 or PERM.
  • INT 880: Management of Information Security (3 hours)
    This course provides an in-depth study of the technology solutions required to sustain Risk Management and Disaster Recovery operations in an enterprise networking infrastructure environment. This course will examine risk assessment methodologies to identify risks and the processes involved in choosing to avoid, transfer, mitigate or accept those risks. The course will also examine the techniques and technologies to maximize the likelihood of continued business operations of IT systems in the case of a disruption or a major disaster. Course work will include the study of Risk and Business Impact Assessment (BIA), disaster response and recovery strategies, and business continuity planning and recovery plan development. Additional discussions will be given to the surveying of appropriate and current technologies and techniques. Prerequisites: MIS 101 or PERM
  • INT 885: Information Risk Management and Disaster Recovery (3 hours)
    This course provides an in-depth study of the technology solutions required to sustain Risk Management and Disaster Recovery operations in an enterprise networking infrastructure environment. This course will examine risk assessment methodologies to identify risks and the processes involved in choosing to avoid, transfer, mitigate or accept those risks. The course will also examine the techniques and technologies to maximize the likelihood of continued business operations of IT systems in the case of a disruption or a major disaster. Course work will include the study of Risk and Business Impact Assessment (BIA), disaster response and recovery strategies, and business continuity planning and recovery plan development. Additional discussions will be given to the surveying of appropriate and current technologies and techniques. Requisites: INT 684 or PERM.