Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Information Systems Security.

Explore a Future in Information Systems Security.

Digital crime threats can affect nearly every company and organization—do you want to be part of the defense against it? Team up with DeVry University and start exploring how you can become a defender of the digital information. A Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Information Systems Security will 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 cyber attack simulations and be exposed to the skills and knowledge you’ll need to make an impact in the cyber security field. Aim to follow 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. You’ll be taught by an experienced and knowledgeable faculty who can give you insights into the real world of the information systems security space.

Most cyber security positions require you to earn at least one professional certification, such as the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification1. The SSCP designation shows employers that you have the technical skills and practical security knowledge to take on hands-on operational IT roles2. As a student enrolled in this specialization, you can take advantage of our Certification Prep courses offered at no tuition charge. Better still, eligible students who register for and complete the exams may be reimbursed for one exam sitting3.

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.


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OUR INVESTMENT IN A MORE POWERFUL YOU

COMPLIMENTARY LAPTOP

As a new student, you’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program4. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

It’s portable so you can take it anywhere, powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.

PORTABLE IOT KIT

Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your Portable IoT Kit, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

CERTIFICATION EXAM REIMBURSEMENT

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:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+, Security+ and IT Fundamentals+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

what you'll learn

The Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Information Systems Security covers the following:

  • Data Privacy and Security
    Explore the legal, ethical and security issues involving data and information assets that organizations must address to ensure operational continuity, as well as compliance with standards, policies and laws.
  • Logic and Design
    Study basic programming logic and algorithm design, including control structures for sequential, iterative and decision-based processing.
  • Determining Compliance with Standards
    Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulation or standards.
  • Interacting with Computers
    Use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data or process information.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Structured Analysis and Design
    Explore the systems analysis and design process using information systems methodologies and techniques to analyze business activities and solve problems; identify, define and document business problems, and then develop information system models to solve them.
  • Web Security
    Examine issues involved in protecting web-based applications from external threats while safeguarding customer privacy and accessibility.
  • Information Systems Security Planning and Audit
    Understand the risk factor analysis that must be performed in order to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan.
  • Public Safety and Security
    Gain knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies to promote effective local, state and national security for the protection of people, data, property and institutions.
  • Business Continuity
    Focus on preparing for, reacting to, and recovering from events that threaten the security of information and information resources or that threaten to disrupt critical business functions

2-in-1

Earn an extra credential with our unique 2-in-1 design. All courses in our Information Technology & Networking Associate degree are embedded within this program. So you can earn an associate degree on the way to your bachelor’s.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Information Systems Security may consider the following careers:

  • Computer Security Specialist

  • Data Security Administrator

  • Information Security Specialist Analyst

Essentials Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1125 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities6

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3257 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW190 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking I
NETW200 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking II
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CIS170C Programming with Lab
CIS247C Object-Oriented Programming with Lab

Application Development

CIS321 Structured Analysis and Design
CIS339 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
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

Senior Project

CEIS392 Product, Project, and People Management
CEIS494 Senior Project I
CEIS496 Senior Project II

Technology Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

Specialized Courses

Information Systems Security

SEC340 Business Continuity
SEC360 Data Privacy and Security
SEC370 Web Security
SEC440 Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

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1Burning Glass Technologies, “Job Market Intelligence: Report on the Growth of Cybersecurity Jobs,” 2014, pg. 8.
2https://www.isc2.org/en/Certifications/SSCP, accessed 1/17/2019
3The SSCP designation requires one year of work experience. Without the work experience, those that pass the exam earn the Associate of (ISC)2.
4As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
5Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
6Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
7Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.