Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree program at Florida Tech equips students with the advanced skills needed to deal with a growing list of security risks facing corporate, government and military institutions. This includes identity and intellectual property theft, threats to infrastructure security and unlawful access to personal information.

Designated by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Florida Tech's information assurance and cybersecurity degree curriculum focuses on fundamental skills for addressing the various threats cybersecurity professionals not only face today, but also will confront in the future. This includes:

  • Security threats, network and system vulnerabilities, malicious software and defenses
  • The protection of private data and intellectual property in networks and databases

Course components cover a range of topics including network security, cryptography, corporate security policies, data privacy and the security of mobile devices and cloud computing. Students may pursue the Information assurance and cybersecurity degree on campus or through interactive online learning.

Because of the small student-to-teacher ratio, there is a close and more professional connection between students and teachers at Florida Tech. The faculty brings years of experience to the classroom, from both academia and industry. Many of the professors maintain active research programs in the field and provide students seeking an information assurance and cybersecurity degree a real-world understanding of the career and the issues experts face dealing with the actions of illegal cyber criminals.

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