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Walden News // Jul 02, 2013

Walden University’s Information Security Courses Receive NSA/CNSS National Training Standards Certification


Minneapolis—July 2, 2013Walden University announced today that the National Security Administration (NSA) has certified that courseware within Walden’s information security degree specializations and concentrations meets all elements of its Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standards. The certification is awarded through NSA’s Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) program, which provides consistency in training and education for the information assurance skills critical to the nation.

“The CNSS certification is a significant accomplishment for our School of Information Systems and Technology and a further indication that we offer a highly valued curriculum that will prepare students to excel in the challenging field of cybersecurity. This designation also demonstrates our continued commitment to providing our students with high-quality coursework that is relevant in today’s workplace,” said Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, associate dean of the College of Management and Technology.

The nationally recognized certification indicates that students completing these courses will possess a working knowledge of INFOSEC principles and practices; an understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities of national security information systems; the ability to design, execute or evaluate INFOSEC security procedures and practices; and the knowledge to describe and apply the appropriate actions to manage and administer information systems in a secure manner.

Walden University’s information security degree specializations and concentrations include the BS in Information Technology with a concentration in Security and Forensics, MS in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Security and Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) with a specialization in Enterprise Information Security. For more information on degree programs in information technology, go to

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For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 52,000 students from all 50 states and more than 145 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of 70 campus-based and online universities in 29 countries.

Walden offers more than 75 degree programs with more than 385 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,