Online Master's (MS) Degree in Information Security Operations

Champlain College online information security operations master's degree student

Master Cybersecurity Through Strategic Thinking and Tactical Agility 

Vulnerabilities abound in cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure, and the stakes have never been higher. Malicious actors - with the ability to threaten or disrupt business, government and critical infrastructure - operate from across the globe. Meanwhile, the growth of interconnected and complex networks has increased both the risk of and the opportunity for traditional crime to proliferate online. With our nation, our economy, and our future in the balance, the need for strategic information security expertise that can anticipate, mitigate and thwart cybercrime at an operational level is essential.

Champlain College Online, a two-time winner of SC Magazine's Best Cybersecurity Higher Education award (2013 & 2015), is pleased to offer the online Master of Science in Information Security Operations, the first advanced online cyber security degree program designed for information security professionals who are involved in the day-to-day operations of running systems and networks in mid-to-large sized enterprises. This degree is much more than a traditional MS in cybersecurity, our MS in Information Security Operations is designed to develop strategic thinking in the prevention and response to cybersecurity incidents, such as system compromise, data loss, malware attacks, cyber warfare and cybercrime, while increasing technical skills and industry acuity.

Ready to get started on your Master's in cyber security online? Create an account and begin your application today. There is no fee to apply. 

Take Your Security Skills to the Next Level 

Unlike many online master's programs in information security and assurance that largely focus on policy analysis and creation alongside technology and technical team management, the online Master of Science in Information Security Operations takes the practitioner to the next level of cyber security online degrees. Developed in response to industry demand for a different kind of cybersecurity professional - one who is adept in both the strategic and the tactical aspects of information security (i.e., planning and responding) and is able to examine incidents and responses contextually and systematically - the program prepares individuals currently working in the technology field to:

  • Identify risks and determine the appropriate mediations for those risks
  • Understand current attack vectors - not just from the standpoint of what's happening today but on an ongoing basis - and anticipate what may surface in the future 
  • Protect the enterprise and its critical information 
  • Fill the gap between policy-driven information assurance and the technical "live by the runbook" model, increasing operator and administrator effectiveness and organizational agility 

Benefits of the MS in Information Security Operations

  • Finish Your Degree Fully Online in Less Than Two Years

    The online MS in Information Security Operations allows motivated students to complete an accredited degree online in less than two years. The program is designed to accommodate working professionals with busy lives and demanding careers while they pursue their Master's degree in cyber security online. 

  • Develop Sought-After Skills and Knowledge.

    Sharpen your skills in both vulnerability and malware analysis along with other key areas. Gain a deep understanding of vulnerabilities, and using hands-on labs and assignments, learn to perform a threat analysis. In addition, discover how malware operates and infects systems as well as how to recover from a malware infestation. 

  • Effect Change Through Strategic Thinking

    Go beyond the individual component and area perspective to develop a more holistic and contextual view of information security. This new, integrated approach to a cyber security degree online incorporates networks, systems and human-oriented processes back to your organization to assess deficits and suggest improvements. 

  • Learn From Information Security Practitioner-Experts.

    Champlain College is an established leader in cybersecurity education and attracts some of the most expert faculty you'll find anywhere. Our faculty have experience in government, private enterprise, and consulting. What's more, they're practitioners in the field, and they invest in each student's success. 

Career Preparation

The online Master of Science in Information Security Operations is designed for IT professionals- systems engineers, systems administrators, network engineers, technical managers, data and systems analysts and technical leads - who are looking to enhance their careers in information security and assurance in an operational capacity with a cyber security online degree. In addition, the program provides network administrators and programmers the exposure and experience that could help them transition to a career in cybersecurity operations.

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Our Affordable Online MS Information Security Operations

Program at a Glance

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Curriculum

The online cyber security courses in the MS in Information Security Operations provide advanced knowledge and immediate take-aways for you to apply on the job. These online courses are focused, relevant and are delivered in 8-week sessions.

Learning Outcomes

Students in our MS in Information Security Operations program will graduate with advanced strategic and tactical skills to protect an organization's enterprise and its critical information. 

Admission Requirements

At Champlain College Online, our comprehensive admissions process is designed to take into account your whole story. We are interested in your previous academic record, but knowing you have much more to bring to the table as a working adult, we'll also consider your current and previous work experiences as well as your personal and professional goals.

Academic Calendar

Champlain College Online offers six terms per year. Learn more about our application deadlines and class start and end dates for each 8-week term in our MS Information Security Operations.

Tuition & Financing

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