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

B.S. in Computer Information Systems
B.S. in Information Technology
M.S. in Information Technology

Homeland Security

B.S. in Criminal Justice 
M.S. in Criminal Justice 
M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management 
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) 
Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) 
M.S. 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 

IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS)

Dates: October 29 – 31, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA

International Conference on Information Assurance and Security (IAS)

Dates: November 27 – 30, 2014
Location: Okinawa, Japan

International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCTIM)

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

Discover how information assurance is making the news.

Personally identifiable information leakage through online social networks

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Authors: Candice Louw, Sebastiaan von Solms

October 2013 SAICSIT '13: Proceedings of the South African Institute for Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference

CyberSAVe: situational awareness visualization for cyber security of smart grid systems

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Authors: William J. Matuszak, Lisa DiPippo, Yan Lindsay Sun

October 2013 VizSec '13: Proceedings of the Tenth Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security

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Training cyber-defense and securing information assets using student blue teams

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Authors: Scott J. Pack, Dale C. Rowe

October 2013 SIGITE '13: Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM SIGITE conference on Information technology education

Infusing social science into cybersecurity education

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Author: Mark Stockman

October 2013 SIGITE '13: Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM SIGITE conference on Information technology education 

See how the federal government addresses information security:

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