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Master of Science in

Information Security Leadership

Graduates of our MS in Information Security Leadership program should feel equipped to leverage business and analytical leadership skills while addressing the unique security vulnerabilities and countermeasures facing the current digital age.

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 summer 2016 term.

Program outcomes:

  • Assess risks to the security of proprietary information in an organization.
  • Understand the technical, organizational and human factors associated with these risks.
  • Evaluate information technology tools designed to protect against threats facing organizations.
  • Assess the impact of security policies on existing complex systems and organizational objectives while simultaneously considering regulatory requirements and 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 IT Security
RIAS 175
IT 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.

RIAS 110
Applied Cryptography and Identity Management
RIAS 115
Information Technology Forensics and Investigations
RIAS 120
Securing Applications, Web Services, and Software-As-A-Service (SAAS)
RIAS 130
Software Security Testing and Code Assessment
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 180
Principles of Business Continuity Planning

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