Master of Science in Information Security
Use strategic risk management to secure cyberspace. Develop and manage secure infrastructures to protect the critical data that keeps businesses running every day. Gain the skills to work for the U.S. Government, for the military, or in the financial, medical, or higher education industries in digital forensics, privacy, procurement, or as a Chief Information Officer. Focus on your talents and reach beyond, with Brandeis.
Why Information Security at Brandeis?
  • Courses developed and taught by experts in the field
  • Covers the essential body of knowledge for IT Security published by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security
  • Certified by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation program of the National Security Agency
Graduates are prepared to:
  • 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.
Online Learning at Brandeis
  • Courses split into weekly modules
  • No set meeting times
  • Students work at their own pace, on their own schedule
  • Students have ample collaboration opportunities with professors and peers

“The Information Security courses gave me confidence to provide insight on the projects I’m involved with at work.” –David Chu, student

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