Overview

The Executive Leadership in Information Assurance specialization focuses on providing the fundamental skills that are required to understand global leadership concepts, bringing together all the components required for a C-Level information security position, and providing students with the knowledge of how to manage IT security projects to enhance the success rate for both organizations and IT managers. This specialization mostly leads individuals to assume the position of CISO and even CTO at companies.

In this information security masters specialization, you will be trained in global business leadership, executive governance and management, and project management in IT security.

Program Summary

LEVEL OF STUDY

Graduate

NUMBER OF COURSES

12 (36 Credit Hours)

DURATION

2 Years – 12 week terms (4 per year)

TERM BEGINS ON

6th Jan, 2020

MODE OF STUDY

Online (Flexible with Hands-On Experience)

Job Roles

  • IT Project Manager
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Security Officer

9 Industry Certifications Included in the Program!

ECCU understands the need today of students to be industry ready and hence all of EC-Council’s relevant industry certifications have been included in the various specializations, allowing the student to graduate with not only a Master’s degree but, a string of certifications as well.


Certification

Master

Degree Courses

ECCU 500

Managing Secure Network Systems

ECCU 501

Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures

ECCU 524

Executive Governance and Management

EC-Council

Examination Price


$350 + $100

Application Fee


$950 + $100

Application Fee


$999 + $100

Application Fee

ECCU

Student Price



Included in the Program



Included in the Program


Exam Fee: $999

*In order to qualify for the C|CISO Exam, candidates must have five years of experience in each of the 5 C|CISO domains verified via the Exam Eligibility Application.

Pricing

Region 1

$540/Per Credit
Hour
$540/Per Credit
Hour
  • Total Tuition Fee: $20, 440

Region 2

$473/Per Credit
Hour
$473/Per Credit
Hour
  • Total Tuition Fee: $17,028

Region 3

$405/Per Credit
Hour
$405/Per Credit
Hour
  • Total Tuition Fee: $14,580

* Does not include miscellaneous pricing

Course Description

ECCU 505 Introduction to Research and Writing for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours


This foundational core course introduces students to basic English writing skills and research methods also including: APA style writing, citing sources, determining when a website is credible, effective communication, outlines, and collaboration. Students will write/present portions of the above in the course in various formats.

MGMT 502 Business Essentials

Three Credit Hours

This course will lay a broad foundation of understanding the processes of business principles globally and for a varied population of students who work in businesses of all kinds including the IT and IA fields. It covers the latest changes in Information Technology for Business, including computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), applications software, and recent ethical issues arising from IT. Real-life business examples are added throughout the course that reinforces the business principles.

ECCU 504 Foundations of Organizational Behavior for the IT Practitioner

Three Credit Hours

This foundation course deals with organizational behavior and allows the technology practitioner to experience the basic facets of organizational theory and define the skills required to understand and apply the theory to a real organizational setting. Elements of the course are organizational structure, effec tive communication, team building, ethics and project management as seen through the organizational lens.

ECCU 516 The Hacker Mind: Profiling the IT Criminal

Three Credit Hours

Cyber space has increased human communication, connectivity, creativity, capacity and crime by leaps and bounds in the last decade. For all of the positive aspects it offers, it offers as many negative aspects. Those negative aspects are explored and developed by everyone from the high school challenge hacker to the international terrorist. Businesses, governmental agencies, militaries, and organizations of every kind are threatened by the IT criminal. This course will survey the spectrum of psychological attributes which may make up the profile of the IT criminal.

ECCU 514 Quantum Leadership

Three Credit Hours

This course encompasses an extensive research project about cross-cultural differences in leadership conducted by a group of researchers in 62 countries. It lays a foundation of understanding the process of leadership. The study describes the roles, functions and impact of global leadership concepts. The speed at which leadership must work is provided by many team exercises. Research and views into how most cultures respond to this area of management are provided.

ECCU 500 Managing Secure Network Systems

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on evaluating network and Internet security issues, designing, implementing successful security policies and firewall strategies, exposing system and network vulnerabilities and defending against them. Topics include network protocols, network attacks, intrusion detection systems, packet filtering and proxy servers, Bastion host and honey pots, hardening routers, hardening security, email security, virtual private networks and creating fault tolerance.

ECCU 507 Linux Networking and Security

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on configuring a secure Linux network using command line and graphical utilities. Emphasis is placed on file sharing technologies such as the Network File System, NetWare’s NCP file sharing, and File Transfer Protocol. Additional topics include making data secure, user security, file security, and network intrusion detection. Students will be required to take on the role of problem solvers and apply the concepts presented to situations that might occur in a work environment.

ECCU 501 Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures

Three Credit Hours

This course focuses on how perimeter defenses work, how intruders escalate privileges, and methods of securing systems. Additional topics include intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DoS attacks, buffer overflows, and virus creation.

ECCU 511 Global Business Leadership

Three Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide fundamental skills needed to understand global leadership concepts such as developing technological savvy, appreciating diversity, building partnerships, creating shared vision, maintaining a competitive advantage, integrity and leading for change. This is a study of current and historical leadership theories with emphasis on viewing the leadership function in the context of global organizational behavior and organizational designs.

ECCU 523 Executive Governance and Management

Three Credit Hours

This course is designed to bring together all the components required for a C-Level position by combining Governance, Security Risk Management, Controls, and Audit Management, Security Program Management and Operations, Information Security Core Concepts, Strategic Planning, Finance, and Vendor Management to lead a highly successful IS program.

ECCU 515 Project Management in IT Security

Three Credit Hours

This class is designed to provide students with the knowledge of how to manage IT security projects to enhance the success rate for both organizations and IT managers. It acts as an operational framework for users who design their own IT security project plan. The goal of PMITS is to help the students implement their IT project management skills by providing a road-map for implementing IT security in their organizations. It standardizes the knowledge base for business professionals by incorporating the best practices and legal standards related to corporate IT security.