Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 12, 2011
Businesses know that security is critically important. When the costs of not implementing adequate security measures can be staggering, skilled information security professionals become highly valued in nearly every industry and government sector.
By earning a bachelor's degree through the Information Security Major at Franklin University, graduates can pursue a rewarding career in a field packed with attractive job options.
Information security is not limited to technology application. Because information security is primarily concerned with the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data as it is processed, stored, and transmitted, the field has extensive reach and implications that permeate business operations.
The demand for professionals with security skills outpaces nearly all other IT roles, according to the O*Net Center under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor. The 2011 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals provided by Robert Half and Associates, a leading staffing and consulting firm, states that 45% of Chief Information Officers plan to invest in information security - the highest of all investment areas.
In Franklin’s Information Security Major courses, students will receive a deep grounding in the theoretical framework, models, policies, and practices that cover the breadth of information security. Students will take courses in risk management and compliance, security architecture and controls, business continuity and operations security, network security, and application security. Chief knowledge areas include those defined by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.
Graduates of Franklin’s Information Security Major will be well-qualified to hold positions as an application security tester, compliance specialist, computer security specialist, data security administrator, data security analyst, information security manager, information security risk analyst, information security specialist, information systems security analyst, information technology security analyst, network security specialist, or security administrator.
About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, both at its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, and at its newest location in Indianapolis, in addition to online. Franklin offers 29 Undergraduate Majors as well as five Graduate Programs and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA Program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at http://www.franklin.edu.