Protecting corporate information is an essential part of any IT department. Managing the intranet to keep unauthorized people out, making sure networks are secure, and ensuring that all documents are stored properly are some of the tasks that those who work as information systems specialists must perform. Students who have an interest in computers and who can learn new programs easily may enjoy this degree program. During the course of this program, students will learn how to design security software, install, repair, and maintain networks, and learn how to update security when necessary.
Courses students will have to complete include: information security management, networking systems, computer programming, technical writing, and project management. There are many companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies that need employees to work in their IT departments leading information security projects, maintaining and testing current networks, and upgrading security programs when necessary.