MS Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Gain specialized knowledge in systems security, data mining, biometric technologies and cryptography.

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The Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity is offered 100% online through Florida Tech’s Harris Institute for Assured Information, which was created under a partnership with global security leader Harris Corp. to meet the growing demand for cybersecurity experts. Students will gain expert-level knowledge on protecting and securing information from cyber intruders, and will be able to recognize threats and vulnerabilities by studying complex attack models.

What You'll Learn

In the MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program, you will learn how to recognize threats, vulnerabilities and security structures, as well as how to analyze attack models, forensics, operation processes and biometric technology. You will explore communications encryption, and apply data mining and machine learning methods to cybersecurity scenarios. See sample curriculum here. Find textbooks and materials required for each specific term.


Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Florida Institute of Technology also is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


From multinational corporations to the U.S. government and military, no organization is immune from cyber threats, even with enhanced security systems in place. As such, graduates of an MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program may find opportunities in careers such as computer forensics investigator, computer network defense engineer, threat intelligence analyst and chief information security officer.

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