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CIS: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

General Information

The associate of applied science degree in computer information systems with a program designation of cybersecurity and information assurance is designed to provide an opportunity for students to acquire the foundational skills needed for an entry-level position supporting corporate security operations. The term “information assurance” encompasses the scientific, technical and management disciplines required to ensure computer and network security.

Career Opportunities
Graduates of this program will potentially be prepared for entry-level employment as:

  • Systems/network administration and operation
  • Information assurance systems and product acquisition
  • Threat and vulnerability assessment (includes risk management)
  • Computer emergency response team operations
  • Information assurance training education and management
  • Cyber crime investigation
  • Cryptography
  • Web security
  • Computer forensics
  • Defensive information operations
  • Threat intelligence


CIS Department Faculty
Name Telephone Email
William Hilliker (734) 384-4148