The concentration in Information Security & Compliance prepares students to function as information security managers, risk managers, IT auditors, and compliance analysts. These roles are responsible for conducting risk assessments, developing and implementing security policies, and ensuring an organization's IT compliance with internal, industry, and government regulation, policies, and procedures. These roles play an integral part in advising and collaborating across organizational units on chain of trust agreements, business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and audit and governmental compliance practices. Further, these roles are responsible for building organizational awareness of security and compliance policies and procedures. As such, these professionals must maintain current knowledge of a broad range of security threats and vulnerabilities, legal requirements, ethical considerations, industry standards and control techniques. These professionals are detail-oriented and persistent, are persuasive in both oral and written communication to a broad range of technical and non-technical organizational members, and are effective at advising and influencing senior management.
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Online Learning Options
This concentration is available online. CDM online degrees are delivered mostly through COL-enabled courses, although other delivery technologies are also used. If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. To complete this degree a student may take any combination of online and on campus courses. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.