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Information Assurance Education

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Education Opportunities

The IS Department, Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University offers a number of Information Security Degree Programs.

These include the following:ISA Classroom

Information Assurance Courseware Certification

The Committee on National Security Systems and the National Security Agency have RE-certified that Kennesaw State University offers a set of courseware that has been reviewed by National Level Information Assurance Subject Matter Experts and determined to meet National Training Standard for Information Systems Security Professionals (NSTISSI 4011, and CNSS 4012, 4013E, 4014E) for academic years 2010 - 2015.

KSU was originally certified in 2003 & recertified in 2006, 2010, and 2012.

BBA - Information Security and Assurance

The BBA-ISA degree program is the first of its kind at a public institution in the Southeastern U.S. In response to National and State need for graduates with education in Information Security, the KSU Computer Science and Information Systems Department, in cooperation with state and federal law enforcement and agencies, state security officials, and local businesses, has put forward an expansive security education program, with equal emphases on both the technical and managerial aspects of the field.

According to Dr. Herb Mattord, the co-designer and coordinator of the degree, “This program places Kennesaw at the forefront of undergraduate Information Security Education in the southeast. There are very few programs like it in the country.” For more information on the degree program visit the program's web page or contact Dr. Mattord at hmattord@kennesaw.edu or through the Information Systems Department at  770-794-7763.

Minor in Information Security and Assurance

Effective Spring 2009, students enrolled in another major at KSU may select the Minor in Information Security and Assurance. This program includes six 3-hour courses from the BBA-ISA curriculum:

Required:

  • IS 2200 Information Systems and Communication

  • ISA 3100 Introduction to Information Security & Assurance

  • ISA 3200 Network Security

  • ISA 3210 System Security I

  • ISA 3300 Management of Information Security & Assurance in a Global Environment

And One from

  • ISA 4200 Perimeter Defense

  • ISA 4220 Server Systems Security

For more information on the degree program contact Dr. Mattord at hmattord@kennesaw.edu or through the Information Systems Department at  770-794-7763.

Undergraduate Certificate in Information Security

Specifically designed for individuals not pursuing a complete degree program, the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance includes five 3-hour courses from the BS-ISA.

Immediately upon completion of the courses, students may petition the Certificate coordination and receive their certificate. This program includes:

Required:

  • ISA 3100 Introduction to Information Security & Assurance

  • ISA 3200 Network Security

  • ISA 3210 System Security I

  • ISA 3300 Management of Information Security & Assurance in a Global Environment

  • ISA 4330 Incident Response and Contingency Planning

For more information on the degree program contact contact Dr. Mattord at hmattord@kennesaw.edu or through the Information Systems Department at  770-794-7763.

Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Specifically designed for individuals who have already completed an undergraduate degree and who are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, the Graduate Certificate in Information Security and Assurance includes four 3-hour courses from the MS-IS.

Immediately upon completion of the courses, students may petition the Certificate coordination and receive their certificate. This program includes:

Required:

  • IS 8200 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Systems

  • IS 8310 Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

  • IS 8940 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning

And One Elective from:

  • IS 8900 Special Topics in Information Systems

  • IS 8910 Special Projects in Information Systems

  • IS 8916 Co-operative Education

  • IS 8918 Internship

  • other course as approved by the certificate coordinator

For more information on the degree program contact Dr. Whitman at mwhitman@kennesaw.edu or through the Information Systems Department at  770-794-7763.

Criminal Justice Programs at KSU

Students interested in fields of study related to Criminal Justice should visit theDepartment of Sociology and Criminal Justice's web site for information on the Criminal Justice Major and Minor degree programs.

Latest Textbook

Guide to Network Security

Guide to Network Security, 1st ed. Cengage/Course Technology