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Master of Science in

Information Security Leadership

Take your place among the influencers. A Brandeis MS in Information Security Leadership empowers you with the confidence of a top-tier master’s to lead through any cybersecurity challenge, and to influence decisions for risk prevention.

To see if you're on track, read through the program outcomes and required core courses and electives below. Please note: students must follow degree requirements effective at time of matriculation. Do not hesitate to reach out to your student advisor with any questions about completing your degree.

Please click here if you are a current student and/or have been accepted for the Spring 2 2018 session.

Program outcomes:

  • Lead teams to effectively manage risk to business objectives.
  • Assess risks to the security of critical information systems in an organization and communicate the business impact.
  • Understand the technical, organizational and human factors associated with these risks.
  • Evaluate information technology controls designed to protect against threats facing organizations.
  • Assess the impact of security policies on existing complex systems and organizational objectives while simultaneously considering compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including global compliance.
  • Oversee the information security life cycle of an organization, including planning, acquisition, development and evolution of secure infrastructures.

Required Courses

RIAS 101
Foundations of Information Security
RIAS 102
Information Security Management
RIAS 125
Principles of Computer Incident Response and Investigation
RIAS 150
Principles of Risk Management in Information Security
RIAS 175
Information Security and Compliance
RIAS 180
Leading Security in Complex Organizations

Electives (choose four)

All electives to be taken from the following list. Students must meet all course prerequisites as noted in the course description.

RCOM 202
Communication for Effective Leadership
RIAS 110
Identity Management and Access Control
RIAS 115
Information Technology Forensics and Investigations
RIAS 120
Securing Applications, Web Services, and Software-As-A-Service (SAAS)
RIAS 140
Cloud Security
RIAS 155
Secure Mobile Applications and Data
RIAS 172
Network Security
RIAS 290
Special Topics in Information Security Leadership
RMGT 110
Organizational Leadership and Decision Making
RMGT 160
Managing Change and Innovation
RMGT 180
Crisis Response and Business Continuity Management

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