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IACE Certifies National University's Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance Program

October 29, 2012

San Diego, Calif. – National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the 12th-largest in the United States, has been informed by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program that the courseware for the University’s Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance program has met the criteria for certification by the IACE, the University announced today.

Specifically, graduates of National University’s Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance Program will have met the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standards for two certificates, including the Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011, as well as Senior Systems Managers, CNSSI No. 4012.

National University will receive recognition and an official certificate during the June 2013 CNSS Ceremony, with will be held at the 17th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE). The certificate will be valid through June 2018.

National University’s Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance program is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for in-class and online courses. The program is taught at the University’s Technology and Health Sciences Center in Kearny Mesa.

The first cohort from the Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance program graduated earlier this year. The cohort included members of the U.S. Navy, including a Navy Seal, a corpsman, and several Chief Warrant Officers, as well as an IRS agent and a student who was hired by Qualcomm to its security team.

For more information about the Cyber Security and Information Assurance program, please visit http://www.nu.edu/OurPrograms/SchoolOfEngineeringAndTechnology/ComputerScienceAndInformationSystems/Programs/Master-of-Science-in-Cyber-Security-and-Information-Assuranc.html.

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the 12th-largest in the United States. With 22,000 full-time students and 129,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; the School of Health and Human Services, and the School of Professional Studies – offer 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 22 teacher credentials at more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 70 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit www.nu.edu.

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