30 credit hours
Information security, privacy, and information assurance are of prime importance in modern computer systems where data can be accessed from nearly everywhere. The Master of Computer Science with Specialization in Information Security and Assurance is intended for students interested in aspects of security and assurance in modern e-commerce applications.
The U.S. government's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program has certified the CS department's courses as meeting the national training standards for Information Systems Security Professionals (NSTISSI 4011) and Systems Certifiers (NSTISSI 4015). These standards describe course content for studying telecommunications security and automated information systems security.
To qualify for the specialization in Information Security and Assurance, students must satisfy general Master of Computer Science requirements and are also required to select four of the following specialization courses.
- CS 458 Introduction to Information Security
- CS 525 Advanced Database Organization
- CS 549 Cryptography and Network Security
- CS 595 Information Security, Privacy, and Assurance
- CSP 544 System and Network Security
Last modified 5/8/2013