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.

NSA NCEA Center of ExcellenceWalden has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through the year 2019. As such, graduates are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants that may fund their entire tuition.


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 

2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR)

Dates: October 18 – 20, 2015
Location: West Lafayette, IN

2015 Second International Conference on Information Security and Cyber Forensics (InfoSec)

Dates: November 15 – 17, 2015
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

2016 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP)

Dates: May 22 – 26, 2016
Location: San Jose, CA

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

Walden Recognized as a National Security Agency National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense

Dr. Karlyn Barilovits, second from left, receiving the NSA CAE/IA/CD award for Walden University.

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See how the federal government addresses information security:

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