Friends University will offer master’s degree in information security

05/16/2014 8:30 AM

05/16/2014 8:31 AM

Friends University will offer a master of science in information security program starting this fall.

According to a news release from the university, the program will help fill the increasing demand for security information professionals, especially in the wake of such well publicized incidents as the Target stores security breach and the spread of the Heartbleed malware.

“Industry expectations for security continue to grow and develop,” David Hofmeister, dean of the Friends University Graduate School, said in a statement. “As we learned with several recent security breaches in industry and government, just knowing about security is not enough to protect the organization. What the program provides its students is the capacity to protect systems and what to do when the breach occurs at both technological and managerial levels.”

Graduate-level information systems curriculum is a first for Wichita and the surrounding region, according to the news release.

The program will be offered on campus in Wichita and is also available online for students outside the Wichita area.

For more information about the program, go to friends.edu/msis or contact learn@friends.edu. Wichita area residents can also call 316-295-5300.

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