With change comes opportunity. Computer technology is used all around us. It has become the backbone of the global economy. Securing our computer-based resources helps to secure our world. A degree in Information Security offers students the combination of hands-on experience, critical thinking, general education, communication skills and theoretical applications that will lead to opportunities for success within the expanding world of information security.
The Information Security concentration offers a core curriculum in computer operations, operating systems, database management, network administration, local, wide, and wireless networks, project management, mathematics, career strategies, critical thinking, and communication skills courses. The program has been designed to offer students unique opportunities to employ theoretical techniques through hands-on lab experiences.
Students specializing and receiving their degree in Information Security will receive coursework and hands-on experience in nine major areas: security fundamentals, security policy development and management, cyber law and ethics, computer and data forensics, applied local area networks, wide area network and wireless security, disaster recovery, security development life cycle management, and general education.
Graduates in Information Security will possess the ability to understand the fundamentals of security, understand how security flaws are exploited, design and develop rational and appropriate security measures, understand how different operating systems address security concerns, assemble and manage strategic security management teams, and apply appropriate security standards and measures for different computer environments.
Mt. Sierra College has designed its Information Security degree program to meet the training standards of the United States National Security Agency for information security programs (INFOSEC) professionals.
Information security is of ever-increasing concern. Securing the economic and information highway is of national and international importance. In addition to many of the careers listed for Computer Information Technology, students graduating with a specialization in Information Security will be prepared for professional opportunities that include Security Architect and Technologist, Security Analyst, Security Software Developer and Software Design Engineer.