In as little as 85 weeks*, our Associate degree program in Information Systems Security and Assurance will provide the foundation and training you need to seek an entry-level job in the field. After graduating, you can seek employment in the information systems security and cyber security branches of an organization as a systems security analyst, systems security administrator, or other IT network systems position that has security responsibilities.
Information systems security professionals must protect a company’s data. This involves working with security programs as well as hardware. Depending on the position and organization, a systems security professional’s role may include:
- Testing, implementing, maintaining, and repairing software and hardware that protect data
- Leading information security teams
- Designing and implementing organization-wide processes and policies to improve security
- Managing a technical helpdesk
*Successful, Full-time enrollment is required to achieve stated completion dates.
As technology evolves and hackers adopt new tools and processes, an organization’s data security continues to be threatened. Even the most secure information systems need to update their hardware and software to prevent becoming compromised. Information systems security professionals need to remain current with leading technologies.
You’ll learn how to:
- Analyze security issues, policies, and implementations
- Audit systems to ensure compliance
- Control access
- Configure operating systems and network security
- Counter hacking ethically
- Perform systems forensics
- Respond to incidents