Information Systems Security

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Certificate
  • Certificate – Cyber Crime
  • AAS Evening Program: 5 semesters, including summer
  • Certificate Program: 2 semesters

Career Description

Information security involves setting up, managing and maintaining controls in a business environment. Security professionals work with various operating systems, access control methods and monitoring systems to implement company policies, ensure compliance with applicable laws such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley and reduce the likelihood of data theft.

Careers Available

Network security technician/administrator/analyst/engineer, infosec administrator/engineer/architect, firewall technician, incident response technician/analyst, disaster recovery technician/analyst, intrusion detection analyst, penetration analyst (vulnerability analyst).

Entry-Level Salary

  • $32,000 – $50,000/yr. Depends on skills, education, experience, and geographic location.

Course of Study

Course work includes networking technologies, operating systems administration, information policy, intrusion detection, security administration, and industry best practices to protect data
communications.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Computer experience (networking experience preferred) and experience dealing with the public, especially in stressful situations.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Good people skills, initiative and problem-solving skills, self-starter, enjoys challenges.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Information Systems Security Program, contact Deanne Cranford-Wesley, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7305 or dwesley@forsythtech.edu.