Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance

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About this program

A program that prepares individuals to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation, auditing, and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Includes instruction in computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; telecommunications; cryptography; security system auditing and design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.

Career Opportunities

Database Architects

design strategies for enterprise database systems and set standards for operations, programming, and security. Design and construct large relational databases. Integrate new systems with existing warehouse structure and refine system performance and functionality.
$101090
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Computer Network Architects

design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
$119230
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

LAN/WAN Support Specialists

analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
$71040
Bachelor's degree
Personality Match

Interest Match


Database Administrators

administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
$101090
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

IT Administrators

install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.
$89460
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

IT Analysts

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plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.
$107580
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


IT Managers

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plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.
$161730
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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