An Information Security Analyst is responsible for the defense of a company’s sensitive data, such as patient lists, health information, research data or trade secrets. An Information Security Analyst recommends security solutions to his employers and installs security software and other measures to prevent damage or data theft. He keeps current with the latest kinds of attacks that criminals use to access, change or steal sensitive information. He also devises safeguard and recovery plans so that data is protected in the event of an emergency, such as a natural disaster, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Information Security Courses
A Master’s of Information Security is available from several schools in Michigan under that, or a similar name. The degree may be earned from schools in the state as part of a traditional onsite program, or as an online/onsite hybrid with occasional onsite attendance. Many online schools based outside of Michigan also offer this degree through distance education.
Students who apply to this program are usually required to have a bachelor’s in a similar, relevant degree such as computer science, information security or software engineering. The program consists of core courses, some elective courses to allow the student to concentrate in certain areas, and a master’s thesis paper.
Potential Courses include:
- Project Management
- Physical Security
- Business Intelligence
- Wireless Security