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Eastern Michigan University Information Assurance Program is a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, sponsored by the National Security Agency. Our course work is mapped at Committee on National Security Systems at the 4011 and 4012 Standards.
The Information Assurance Program at Eastern Michigan University is proud to be a partner in the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) focused on cybersecurity awareness, education, training, and professional development. The EMU IA Program is committed to awareness and competence across the nation to develop an agile, highly skilled workforce capable of responding to a dynamic and rapidly developing array of cyber threats.
Our course work at the bachelors and graduate level meets the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework and puts fourth a working taxonomy and common lexicon that can be overlaid onto any organization’s existing occupational structure. Our course framework addresses emerging work requirements to help meet and exceed the National need for cyber security professionals.
Students have four study areas to choose from, all leading to career opportunities with the federal government or private industry. Each concentration has a shared Foundation area of study.
- IA Foundation Courses
- Information Assurance Management
- Applied Information Assurance
- Information Assurance Encryption
- Network Security/Administration
The NICE Framework organizes cybersecurity into seven high-level categories, each comprising several specialty areas. This organizing structure is based on extensive job analyses that groups functions into the seven categories.
- Securely Provision: Specialty areas concerned with Conceptualizing, designing, and building secure ID systems, with responsibility for some aspect of systems’ development
- Information Assurance Compliance
- Software Engineering
- Enterprise Architecture
- Technology Demonstration
- Systems Requirements Planning
- Test and Evaluation
- Systems Development
- Operate and Maintain: Specialty areas responsible for providing the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient IT system performance and Security
- Data Administration
- Information System Security Management
- Knowledge Management
- Customer Service and Technical Support
- Network Services
- System Administration
- Systems Security Analysis
- Protect and Defend: Specialty areas responsible for the identification, analysis, and mitigation of threats to internal IT systems or networks
- Computer Network Defense
- Incident Response
- Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support
- Security Program Management
- Vulnerability Assessment and Management
- Digital Forensics
- Collection Operations
- Cyber Operations Planning
- Cyber Operations
- Cyber Threat Analysis
- All Source Intelligence
- Exploitation Analysis
- Legal Advise and Advocacy
- Strategic Planning and Policy Development
- Education and Training
See Jobs associated with the seven specialty areas at http://csrc.nist.gov/nice/framework/
For Admissions information please click here (http://www.emich.edu/admissions/apply.php)
The following course will be offered in Winter 2013.
Course Number: IA 442
Title: Cyber Intelligence
Day/Time: Tuesday 5:30 pm–8:20 pm
Location: 101 Roosevelt Hall
Instructor: Dorothy McAllen
Brief Description: Cyber intelligence analysis training. Students will examine concepts of cyber warfare attacks and threats to critical systems. Students will also examine government, military, and business responsibility through a centric approach to include security, law enforcement, and intelligence applications. Intelligence software will be introduced for link analysis.