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Specialization in Information Assurance and Security Policy

Lead Faculty: Dr Ronald Gonzales

The specialization in Information Assurance and Security Policy provides study in the professional domain of Cyber Security and Information Assurance that focuses on the organizational and informational portion of the field. This arena particularly involves larger organizations, often in government, that have codified standards, policies and practices for this field.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate among the models, architectures, challenges and global legal constraints of secure electronic commerce technologies used to ensure transmission, processing and storage of sensitive information.(PLO5)
  2. Prescribe how to provide message privacy, integrity, authentication and non-repudiation using network security practices and infrastructure hardening techniques.(PLO 6)
  3. Assess, from both a national and global perspective, the relative demands of Internet-openness, legislation and law-enforcement, and individual right-to-privacy.(PLO 8)
  4. Forecast the impact of continually advancing technology and national and international cyber-legislation on CSIA.(PLO 9)
  5. Generate critical thinking in analysis and synthesis of enterprise and global CSIA issues through effective individual and team graduate-level written and oral assignments.(PLO 11)
  6. Produce a successful project using project development skills.(PLO 12)
  7. SPECIALIZATION: Prepare an IT risk mitigation and security plan.
  8. SPECIALIZATION: Prepare and create an enterprise disaster recovery and business continuity plan.
  9. SPECIALIZATION: Derive information assurance from an INFOSEC perspective.


This specialization requires 18 graduate units at National University.
Program Requirements (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):