Learn How to Combat Day-to-Day Information Security Challenges
Hardly a day goes by without a news story concerning an online credit card hack, identity theft or corporate data breach. The computer and information security specialization responds to the demand for computer security professionals trained in cyber-terrorism, computer forensics, and computer security. NCU’s computer and information security specialization is designed to improve your ability to lead, manage and direct diverse and challenging security projects throughout the global marketplace. Depending on the specialization courses selected, you could explore the latest information security threats, defenses and trends, best practices for forensic investigations, evidence handling, federal and state privacy, intellectual property, search and seizure processes, and cyber-crime laws. This specialization also provides insight into current techniques in data preservation, identification and extraction, and forensic analysis of systems using popular examination toolkits. Graduates of NCU with a computer and information security specialization are poised to take advantage of opportunities in the field.
The NCU Difference
Northcentral University is committed to providing a premier education for our students, and holds the same regional accreditation as other prestigious American universities (WSCUC*). NCU’s School of Business and Technology Management has a results-oriented approach to online education, delivering rigorous doctoral, master's, bachelor's and graduate certificate programs to help you develop the business acumen that companies seek. You will learn from our professors, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, and are experienced professionals in your field of study. Our one-to-one mentoring approach to learning allows you to experience individualized interaction. You'll be learning in a class size of one, so there's no need to worry about dropped classes or waiting lists. NCU’s flexible approach to earning a graduate degree online, includes weekly course starts to fit your schedule. Our online programs allow you to pursue your degree on your time. At NCU, there are no residency requirements, no need to travel to a physical campus and no entrance exams. You determine your schedule, just as you determine your educational outcome. That’s why NCU’s independent study approach is designed for you, the self-motivated student, who seeks a higher degree in their educational journey.
“In today’s world, with the connectivity and social media and the availability of research that you can do online, it's very difficult to find a brick-and-mortar school that fits with work schedules and family schedules and everything else that happens. NCU makes the best of both worlds possible. It's a quality school with a quality education, and certainly quality instructors, [which] you can make fit your schedule.” – Walter N. Clements, PhD in Business Administration (2016)
*WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, http://www.wascsenior.org.