Master of Science in Information Technology - Security Management Specialization

Protecting the assets and information of an organization’s vital enterprise computing infrastructure continues to be an area of large and growing concern. This concern gains greater momentum in the face of mobile and cloud computing. These courses are intended to develop, in the student, the ability to architect, plan, design, implement, monitor, and manage suitable computer security systems for such an enterprise.

The Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Security Management (MSIT-SM) is a program for students with a desire to develop professional skills in the main functional area of security management.

Outcome: Core

  • Assess the need for, and make recommendations on the technical requirements necessary for the implementation of an effective security infrastructure.
  • Identify and describe the impact of implementing security components at the operating system and network level.
  • Develop effective enterprise level security policies, standards and procedures.

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

CS651Computer Systems Security Foundations

4

CS663Enterprise Systems Architecture

4

IT621Enterprise Data Management

4

IT640Networking and Telecommunications

4

MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

4

PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations

4

Total Credit Hours:24

Courses: Specialization

CS632Data and Applications Security

4

CS652Operating Systems Security

4

CS653Network Security

4

CS654Security Management

4

IT635Information Systems Auditing

4

IT697Information Technology Capstone

4

Total Credit Hours:24

Total Credit Hours: 48

Preparatory Requirements

The CTU Master of Science in Information Technology degree program is designed to provide technical depth in the issues and concerns for enterprise level solutions. In order to achieve this depth a solid foundation in Computer Science (CS) or Information Technology (IT) is required. Students without a CS or IT undergraduate degree must demonstrate at least two years of work experience in the field. Students who have successfully completed Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program meet the requirements necessary to gain entrance into the MSIT program.

National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recognized Colorado Technical University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). The CTU cyber security curriculum was certified thereby to map to the DHS/NSA cybersecurity knowledge units. This recognition and certification is valid through 2021.

This CAE IA/CD designation is applicable to this degree program.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus