Tuesday, February 21, 2012

INI Launches ExecMSIA Program to Advance Cyber Security Among Global Business Leaders

at 8th Annual CyLab Partners Conference, September 2011

INI Launches ExecMSIA Program to Advance Cyber Security Among Global Business Leaders

To support strategic leadership, Carnegie Mellon’s Information Networking Institute (INI) will offer an Executive Master of Science in Information Assurance (ExecMSIA) Program beginning in fall 2012. Flexible to fit easily with frenetic career schedules, the ExecMSIA offers a concentration in cyber forensics and incident response (CyFIR) or resilience management. The two concentrations will be led by instructors in the CERT Program of the Software Engineering Institute. An option also is available for non-degree students to pursue certificates in these two areas.

The new program is designed to help a broad swath of business leaders and novel tech experts to see cybersecurity as a top priority, and to learn how to use tools like forensics to track adversaries.

“This is an interdisciplinary program designed to meet the needs of today’s fast-paced global business environment combining online sessions with periodic, short sessions on the Carnegie Mellon campus,” said Dena Haritos Tsamitis, INI director and director of education, training and outreach for Carnegie Mellon CyLab, one of the largest university-based cybersecurity education and research centers in the U.S.

“Students pursue the program with a cohort of about 20 peers, who add enrichment to each other’s professional network and enhance learning by sharing their own knowledge that has come from experience,” said Tsamitis, who is part of a presentation Feb. 27-March 2 on the Cyber Security School Challenge at the RSA Information Security Conference in San Francisco.

Text of full press release.