Explore a Future in Information Systems Security
The threat of digital crime may affect nearly every company and organization, but information systems security experts stand at the frontlines to protect company and customer data. If you want to be a part of the defense against cyber criminals, team up with DeVry University to start exploring how you can become a defender of digital information. A Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Information Systems Security can help you develop skills to design an organization's security systems procedures and protocols, as well as ensure that operational security is compliant with standards, policies and laws.
Get immersed in cyberattack simulations and be exposed to the skills and knowledge you’ll need to make an impact in the cyber security field. You can work towards a career track in Information Systems Security by choosing this specialization when you earn your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry.
Get to Know Our Bachelor's Degree with a Specialization in Information Systems Security
Team up with us to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems with a Specialization in Information Systems Security and get the opportunity to learn how to develop and implement various methods of securing data and computer systems. You can learn to recognize and assess threats, align policies and procedures with applicable laws and regulations, and ensure that data is backed up in the event of an emergency.
During your time in this program, you’ll be taught by experienced and knowledgeable faculty who can give you insights into the real world of the information systems security.
Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems with Information Systems Security Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.
Work With IoT Technologies & Systems
Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.
Certification Exam Reimbursement
Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Linux+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Cloud+
Questions? We can help!
Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.
Graduates of our Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Information Systems Security may consider but are not limited to the following careers:
Skill Focused Curriculum
Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:
- CompTIA A+: This certification proves your comprehension of basic IT skills related to computer hardware and software. It's a valuable certification for anyone who wants to work with information systems.
- CompTIA Linux+: This verifies that you are capable of using the Linux operating system. This OS is versatile and favored by technology professionals, making it an important skill to have no matter your specialization.
- CompTIA Network+: This certification confirms that you are capable of basic networking tasks that are performed in an IT setting. Networks play an important role in security, making this a useful certification for information security professionals.
- CompTIA Cloud+: This certification shows that you are able to perform basic tasks with the Cloud. As cloud solutions become more widely accepted, this will remain a valuable certification.
General Education Courses
|LAS432||Technology, Society, and Culture|
|ETHC232||Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions|
|ETHC334||Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace|
|ECON312||Principles of Economics|
|SOCS185||Culture and Society|
|SOCS325 6||Environmental Sociology|
|SOCS350||Cultural Diversity in the Professions|
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
|MATH114||Algebra for College Students|
|MATH221||Statistics for Decision-Making|
|PHYS204||Applied Physics with Lab|
Personal and Professional Development
|COLL148||Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving|
Tech Core Courses
|CEIS101||Introduction to Technology and Information Systems|
|CEIS106||Introduction to Operating Systems|
|CEIS110||Introduction to Programming|
|CEIS114||Introduction to Digital Devices|
|NETW191||Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking|
|NETW211||Fundamentals of Cloud Computing|
|SEC285||Fundamentals of Information Security|
Information Systems and Programming
|CEIS150||Programming with Objects|
|CEIS236||Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals|
|CEIS312||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning|
|CIS355A||Business Application Programming with Lab|
|CIS363B||Web Interface Design with Lab|
|CIS407A||Web Application Development with Lab|
|WBG310||Interactive Web Page Scripting with Lab|
|CEIS299||Careers and Technology|
|CEIS499||Preparation for the Profession|
Information Systems Security
|SEC360||Data Privacy and Security|
|SEC380||Cloud Computing Security|
|SEC440||Information Systems Security Planning and Audit|
Information Systems Security FAQs
What is Information Systems Security?
Information systems security is a wide-reaching field that deals with the protection of computers, users and networks. It works to create countermeasures that protect data, develop protocols to ensure that information does not fall outside the area of protection and maintain the availability of information for those who need access.
Is Information Systems Security important to businesses?
Information systems security is considered essential for many businesses today. Cybercrime presents a pervasive threat across all industries, and a breach could mean the loss of proprietary information or worse, customer data. Information systems security ensures that this data stays where it should and out of the hands of cyber criminals.