The Walden Information Assurance Center is a central hub for research, news, and education on information security. You will be able to access the latest information surrounding the field of information assurance—the practice of assuring information and managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data.

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Explore our variety of bachelor’s and master’s programs that have courses and specializations or concentrations focused on information security:

Information Assurance/Information Systems Security

BS in Computer Information Systems
BS in Information Technology
MS in Information Technology

Homeland Security

BS in Criminal Justice 
MS in Criminal Justice 
MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management 
Master of Public Administration (MPA) 
Master of Public Policy (MPP) 
MS in Emergency Management

Currently Offered Master’s Level Courses


National CyberWatch CenterWalden University is a member of the National CyberWatch Center, the Information Assurance/Information Security Advanced Technology Education Center of the National Science Foundation. The Center is committed to leading collaborative efforts to advance cybersecurity education and strengthen the national cybersecurity workforce.


Earn a degree offering NSA/CNSS certificates in information security and system administration.

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Meet our faculty of information technology professionals who bring their specialized knowledge and real-world experience into the classroom:

School of Information Systems and Technology Faculty 

International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCTIM)

Dates: April 21 – 23, 2015
Location: Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI)

Dates: May 26 – 29, 2015
Location: Baltimore, MD

2015 Information Security for South Africa (ISSA)

Dates August 12-14, 2015
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

2015 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC)

Dates: September 7- 9, 2015
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

2015 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST)

Dates: September 21 – 24, 2015
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

2015 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS)

Dates: September 28 – 30, 2015
Location: Firenze, Italy

Discover how information assurance is making the news.

Paranoia is a good thing
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Author: Ted Needleman

Publisher: Accounting Today

Achieving Vital Security With Cloud Services
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Author: Steven Bjarnason

Publisher: Pipeline & Gas Journal

Why Effective Computer Security Means Covering All Your Bases
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Author: David Needle

Publisher: eWeek

Protected Web Components: Hiding Sensitive Information in the Shadows
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Authors: Philippe, De Ryck; Nick, Nikiforakis; Lieven, Desmet; Frank Piessens; Wouter, Joosen

Publisher: IT Professional

See how the federal government addresses information security:

National Security Agency Central Security Service 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security