Murali Venkatesh, Program Director,
210 Hinds Hall
Information is a critical asset within an organization. Lives and livelihoods depend on the continuation of information systems and their correct operation. With the increasing complexities of today's hardware, software, and their networking, the need for managing enterprise security becomes more pressing. Information Security Management (ISM) can be defined as the comprehensive skills that manage a high degree of complex technical security, increased operational costs, and diverse policies and user behavior. Senior executives, IT managers, and technical staffs need well-educated, strong skills in ISM for their organizations.
The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Information Security Management (ISM) offers a comprehensive set of skills for information security management, enabling students to take a lead role in the area within their organizations. The 15-credit CAS provides students with the flexibility to take coursework that does not overlap with their current expertise but gives them tools in information security technology, policy, risk management, and evaluation, depending on their background.
This certificate is offered in both campus and distance learning formats, and can be completed as a full-time or part-time student. The certificate is available to those with or without experience in the information technology field. Applicants may be currently working in a related field, or they may be interested in making a career change into the information security field. The certificate also provides an opportunity for professional development and serves as a foundation for career advancement.