The program is ideally suited to those in IT looking to transfer to a full time information security job.
Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) December 08, 2014
EC-Council University is on a mission to spread awareness of information security – especially in the information technology industry. The online seminars cover topics in cyber security and are designed to cover topics that are necessary for anyone planning on sitting for a cyber security certification exam. They are most appropriate for a technical audience and also serve as a refresher for practicing cyber security professionals
The University wants to accomplish two things by offering these advanced information security courses. First, the University aspires to be an educational leader in information assurance and is always looking for ways to spread the message of information security and its importance to organizations and individuals. Second, the University is hoping to convince professionals or students in information technology to specialize in information security -- an industry that is expecting incredible job growth over the next decade. The Sixth Global Information Security Workforce Study released results that found a significant shortage of skilled cyber-security professionals, causing an economic ripple effect across the globe. According to the study, by 2016 the global security market will rise to $86 billion.
The Master of Security Science (MSS) program offered by the University is a 36 credit hour, 100% online program and can be completed in as quickly as two years. This program combines in-depth hands-on instruction in a state-of-the-art virtual lab environment as well as leadership training using case studies from incidents involving multinational companies. The instruction fully integrates ethical hacking, network security, digital forensics, disaster recovery, penetration testing, and leadership. The program is ideally suited to those in IT looking to transfer to a full time information security job.
ECCU’s guiding principle is to offer and promote courses responsive to ever-changing global technologies in order to prepare students for the work place. Each course has specific learning objectives and outcomes that can be mapped directly to skills needed in today’s workforce.
According to ECCU President, Jay Bavasi, “At EC-Council University, we have high aspirations for our students. They are tomorrow’s technology leaders and cyber-security professionals. We prepare our graduates to become infosec leaders and we consider this to be the school where chief information security officers and e-business architects of world-class stature are educated.”
About EC-Council University
EC-Council University (ECCU) is a division EC-Council International Limited known as EC-Council. EC-Council is an internationally recognized corporation, which specializes in the training and certification of information assurance professionals all over the world. EC-Council recently earned accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to meet the ANSI/ISO/IEC 1724 Personnel Certification Accreditation Standard for its Certified Ethical