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RE: Masters program for Information Security?
From: "Rocky Heckman" <rocky.he () g-wizinnovations com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 19:46:26 +1000

There is also Charles Sturt University out of Australia. (Although they do
the whole thing via distance education.). Now, for the record I am not
promoting them but I thought I'd let you know what was out there.  They have
two Masters of Information Technology Security degrees. One is focused on a
management area and the other on development.  The main drawing point for
them is that 5 of the 12 courses you take, are the Microsoft Curriculum
courses to obtain an MCSE, or MCSD. So essentially 1/2 the course is
obtaining one of these certifications.  If you have a current one, or choose
to just take the exams on your own, you can knock off 1/2 the course. 

I'm not a big fan of this system, you don't learn a whole lot that you can't
get from reading self-study guides. But, you get a Masters with "Security"
in the title and an MCSE/MCSD to boot. 

If you're still interested http://www.csu.edu.au/ 

You may find that there are several other Universities that offer their
regular degrees through distance education.  I am doing a Masters in
Computer Science by Research (Masters Thesis). This way, I can tailor my
Masters to security. My Thesis is on attack patterns/models and threat
modelling. It counts. 

Just something to think about. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Kimberly F. Adams [mailto:KimberlyF.Adams () VBSchools com] 
Sent: Saturday, 25 June 2005 3:20 Early
To: Schott, Erik J Mr ANOSC/FCBS; Jawbox; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Masters program for Information Security?

Actually, I am a recent graduate of the Norwich University Information
Assurance. I researched various graduate degrees in the area of
Information Security, spoke with numerous graduates of several different
universities and based on the input I rec'd,  decided to apply to
Norwich U. It is an extremely comprehensive program. Small cohorts,
excellent professors. The director of the MSIA program at Norwich is the
well-known Information Security Specialist, Mich Kabay. Adjunct
professors include highly respected and widely published specialists
such as Stephen  Cobb, Chey Cobb,  Peter Stephenson,  Jim Maloney, Mike
Levine,  Michael Miora, Don Holden,  and Gary Bridges, just to name a
few. If you have read many Infosec books, you will probably recognize
these names.

You will work your fingers to the bone in this program, but you will
gain a tremendous amount of knowledge in the field. It is well worth the
investment. Norwich U pulls from an international student base and you
will receive a global perspective on our field. Go to www.norwich.edu
for details.

If you have any other questions about Norwich, just let me know.
-----Original Message-----
From: Schott, Erik J Mr ANOSC/FCBS
[mailto:erik.schott-FCBS () NETCOM ARMY MIL] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 4:12 PM
To: Jawbox; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Masters program for Information Security?

I think Norwich University has one.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jawbox [mailto:jawbox () gmail com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 11:51 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Masters program for Information Security?


Does anyone know of an institution offering M.Sc. for Information
Security/Assurance?  Any graduates out there?  I'm hoping to find one
who's curiculum involves both management and technical aspects.

Much obliged,


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