Information Security Master's Degrees: MSISM

Information Security Master's Degrees:

The Master of Science Degree in Information Security Management

The MSISM (Management) Program is designed to help a candidate become the highest-ranking management employee in an IT Security shop. In the government this is often called the Designated Approving Authority, or Information Assurance Manager (IAM). In the industry, titles such as Chief Security Officer or Chief Information Security Officer are often used. In addition to the strong writing skills the GIAC Gold program produces through the writing assignments for all courses, the community requirements training includes teamwork and oral presentation practice.

MSISM Core, mandatory courses

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Previous Mandatory Courses: 1.0

Course Credits
MGT 512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge Compression™ 3
OPR 407: Windows and Linux Service and Operations 3
SEC 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling 4
MGT 524: Security Policy and Awareness 2
MGT 421/422: Leadership Tools 1
MGT 525 Project Management and Effective Communications for Security Professionals and Managers
Project Management Institute Certification must be completed before grade is awarded
4
LEG 523: Legal Issues in IT and ITSEC 3
AUD 411: SANS 17799 Security & Audit Framework 4
AUDIT Requirement, one of Audit 410, Audit 507 or successful completion of CISA exam 4
Community project requirements must also be completed 3
Total: 31 credit hours