Master of Science 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 MS in Information Security Leadership from Brandeis GPS, you'll prepare to:

*Received official STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) designations

Please note that we are not currently accepting applications for the MS in Information Security Leadership program.

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.

Sue Bergamo
Program Chair of Information Security Leadership
Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, Episerver
Joe Dalessandro
Head of Security and Technology Audit and Audit Data Analytics, Australian Unity
Alain Marcuse
Director, Security, Privacy, and Risk, RSM US LLP
Matthew McFadden
Senior Director of Cyber, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)