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Information Security Intelligence Minor ISIN

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
HSCJ 310 Digital Forensics and Analysis 3
ISIN 308 Principles of Info Security 3
ISIN 325 Database Security 3
Elective Courses (Choose 3)
HSCJ 315 Advanced Digital Forensics 3
HSCJ 317 Fraud Examination 3
ISIN 200 Secure Digital Technologies 3
ISIN 300 Link and Visual Analysis 3
ISIN 301 Data-Intelligence Comp Theory 3
ISIN 305 Developing a Web Presence 3
ISIN 312 Applications of Info Security 3
ISIN 335 Pen Testing and Cloud Security 3
ISIN 380 Current Issues in ISIN 3
ISIN 429 Legal-Ethical Issues Infor Sec 3
ISIN 430 Pen Testing & Mobile Security 3
Consult with the ISI faculty advisor for an alternative or custom track. All minors should be preapproved by the ISI program or AFIS department head.
It is highly recommended that the student consult with an ISI faculty advisor to select appropriate elective courses.

Why Choose Information Security Intelligence?

As the only program of its kind in the country, Ferris State University's Information Security & Intelligence (ISI) program is at the forefront in its response to the need for skilled workers in Information Security/Data Analysis/Digital Forensics. Developed with input from industry, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon, and investigative agencies, this program provides hands-on utilization of state of the art technology including its emphasis on information security, visual analysis, data mining and digital forensics. It is uniquely positioned to prepare students to address the global cyber security issues facing organizations and society. Qualififed faculty bring to students the combination of real world experience, academic preparation, specialized training and certifications. Our computer forensics coursework is accepted as meeting the education requirement to sit for computer forensics examinations The program is also certified by NSA's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program as mapping to the National Security System Standards (CNSS.) Additionally, the program is the first university in the nation to be certified by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center for Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE.) This is, indeed, a degree that enables graduates to stand out in the workplace with a set of skills, knowledge and abilities that few others will match.

Career Opportunities

The Information Security Intelligence minor prepares you for a variety of career possibilities in fields that allow you to see your contribution in action. Computer Forensics, Information Security, Intelligence/Big Data, Incident Response, and Secure Mobile Application Development are a few of the possibilities. Opportunities exist in the government, security, intelligence, health care, insurance, finance, and education.

Admission Requirements

Any current Ferris State University undergraduate student who is in good academic standing may enroll in this minor.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum requirement for the minor is 18 credits. An ISI minor is a collection of three required courses and three elective courses approved by an advisor.

A Ferris student will receive the Information Security Intelligence minor upon graduation with a Baccalaureate degree, and completion of the requirements for the minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in Information Security Intelligence courses.

No more than 50% of the credits in this minor may be transferred from another institution, nor will the minor be granted if more than 50% of the minor credits are specifically required in the student's major.

More Information

Accountancy, Finance & Information Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: (231) 591-2434
Email: AFIS@ferris.edu

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