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.
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.
Any current Ferris State University undergraduate student who is in good academic standing may enroll in this minor.
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.
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Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
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