Master's in Information Security Leadership
Combatting data security threats
Stagecoach robberies and bank holdups may conjure images from the past, but we still live in a Wild West of sorts. Today's bandits are more likely to be hackers digging into green screen text to steal millions — or even billions — of dollars in data, passwords or sensitive financial information with just a few taps on the keyboard.
You could be the one who saves the day. By earning your online master's in Information Security Leadership from Brandeis GPS, you'll prepare to:
- Lead the charge against cybersecurity threats.
- Develop a business case for investing in cybersecurity and risk management.
- Oversee the planning, acquisition and evolution of secure infrastructures.
- Assess how security policies and regulatory requirements impact complex systems and organizational objectives.
- Realize the career long-benefits of studying in small classes with leading experts at one of the nation's top universities.
This program has received official STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) designations.
Courses and Requirements
Part-time | Fully online | Financially accessible
Your 30-credit Information Security Leadership MS program has six required courses and four electives.
Required courses expand your knowledge of fundamental topics such as incident response and risk management, while electives give you the opportunity to build skills in specific areas of interest like communications for leadership and cloud security.
The Information Security Leadership Industry
Fending off security catastrophes
Cyber risk is everywhere. Despite significant investments in securing systems and protecting customers, companies and organizations still struggle to incorporate cybersecurity into their strategy, operations and work culture.
Information security leaders — most often Chief Information Security Offers (CISOs) — play a critical role in protecting information in the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity risk.
Meet Our Featured Faculty
Join information security experts.
Our gifted faculty practice what they teach. You'll have the opportunity to work with some of the top professionals and subject experts in the information security leadership field. Their professional connections and network can help you reach your career goals, now and in the future.