Information Assurance Concentration
Protect and defend information and information systems.
Perhaps the most critical and strategic business resource for any organization is its information and today, Information Systems are more vulnerable than ever from miscreants across the globe who are attacking them for pleasure, political purposes, or to gain business advantages.
While, Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics professionals track down and prosecute criminals perpetrating internet crimes, Information Assurance (IA) professionals work to stop those elusive criminals from committing crimes in the first place.
Information Assurance protects an organization’s information, as well as the facilities, systems, and networks that process, store, and transmit that information. Protecting information is vital. Sometimes even more vital than protecting other organizational resources, such as money or personnel.
A Career in Information Assurance Makes a Difference
Information Assurance involves detecting, reporting, and responding to cyber threats; making encryption codes to pass information between systems securely; and embedding security measures directly into the emerging Global Information Grid. It can also include building secure audio and video communications equipment, making tamper protection products, providing trusted microelectronics solutions, and more.
IA is an interesting and rewarding profession that draws from multiple fields, including fraud examination, forensic science, military science, management science, systems engineering, security engineering, and criminology, in addition to computer science.
What you will learn in our Information Assurance online program
Our rigorous Information Assurance in Cybersecurity online program gives you a systematic approach to establishing, managing, and operating an effective IA program, equipping you with the latest methodologies, plans, and practices. This includes cyber defense strategies, incident response to system compromise, risk management decision-making, and legal and regulatory analyses.
Our curriculum integrates the newest technologies and data available in order to prepare you for entry-level, professional opportunities in:
- :: Corporate and industrial security
- :: Law enforcement
- :: Government intelligence services including the FBI or CIA
- :: Homeland security
- :: Banking and finance
- :: …and other industries that demand leading-edge skills in investigative science
Learn More about Cybersecurity
Learn to safeguard vital information infrastructures and stop internet criminals in their tracks with the Information Assurance in Cybersecurity online bachelor’s degree from Utica College. Request More Information or call us today toll-free at (866) 295-3106 to speak with a Program Manager.