Are you someone who can quickly adapt to change and stay on top of the latest technology? Are you detail-oriented with strong problem-solving skills? If so, a degree in Information Assurance might be for you.
A degree in Information Assurance from Delta College provides the skills and knowledge to protect, and if necessary, recover information from a computer system.
Information Assurance analysts manage risks related to the use, processing, storage and transmission of data and the systems and processes used for those purposes. Information Assurance includes protection of the integrity, availability, authenticity and confidentiality of user data.
About the program
The program will teach students how to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Responsibilities for Information Assurance analysts are continually expanding as the number of cyber attacks increases.
Students, upon successful completion of the program, will be qualified as an entry-level Information Assurance professional. Many graduates transfer to a four-year university and Delta has several university partnerships in place.
Graduates have gone to work for companies such as Dow, Dow Corning and NetSource One.
Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms, or business and financial companies.
For students who transfer and obtain a bachelor’s degree, the average median salary is $88,890.
Demand for Information Assurance analysts is expected to grow 18 percent from 2014-2014, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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