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CIS: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

General Information

The associate of applied science degree in computer information systems with a program designation of cybersecurity and information assurance is designed to provide an opportunity for students to acquire the foundational skills needed for an entry-level position supporting corporate security operations. The term “information assurance” encompasses the scientific, technical and management disciplines required to ensure computer and network security.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this program will potentially be prepared for entry-level employment as:

  • Computer emergency response team operations
  • Computer forensics
  • Cyber crime investigation
  • Cryptography
  • Defensive information operations
  • Information assurance systems and product acquisition
  • Information assurance training education and management
  • Systems/network administration and operation
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment (includes risk management)
  • Threat intelligence
  • Web security


CIS Department Faculty
Name Telephone Email
William Hilliker (734) 384-4148