Would you like to be a part of helping secure our nation’s information technology (IT) infrastructure? If so, the study of Information Assurance will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career. Today more than ever emerges a strong need for professionals interested in finding ways to make our information technology safer.
The Information Assurance programs at IS&T give students exposure to a broad range of issues related to information and network security. The courses that constitute this major will provide the students with the necessary skills to conduct a risk assessment, develop information security policies, identify critical issues for electronic commerce, resolve critical issues for various operating systems, and apply this knowledge to intrusion events.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been named a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA).
The outlook for Information Assurance professionals is optimistic. As we continue to progress into more and more paperless environments, the number of professionals is projected to be in great demand. Security professionals are experiencing growth in job prospects, career advancement, higher base salaries and salary premiums at faster rates than other areas of information technology.
Systems Security Analyst
Information Security Specialist
Secure Project Manager
Information Assurance Specialist
IT Assurance Manager
Chief Information Officer
Information Assurance Architect
Secure Applications Developer
Network Security Administrator
Secure Systems Integrator
IA Vulnerability Analyst
IT Security Manager
IA Lead Programmer
Information Assurance Engineer