Online Master of Arts in Emergency Management and Homeland Security – Cybersecurity Policy and Management
Effective emergency management means a comprehensive risk reduction approach across all hazards. Cybersecurity risk and threat management has emerged as a key part of critical infrastructure protection and community safety and resilience in general. Arizona State University’s Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security with a concentration in cybersecurity policy and management prepares emergency managers, first responders and security professionals to address cyber risk and threats.
Next start date: 10/12/2022
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
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What is cybersecurity policy and management?
Cybersecurity policy and management as a concentration in the Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security degree program is aimed at mitigating and responding to digital threats. It involves:
- Building subject area knowledge to participate in cyber risk management efforts.
- Coordinating cyber incident response and recovery efforts.
- Creating strategies to mitigate cyber risk and threats.
- Developing and updating strategic planning on cyber risk as part of community risk reduction approaches.
- Helping build capacity for effective defenses against hackers and other malicious actors.
Businesses and governments alike increasingly rely on digital infrastructure. These systems can control sensitive processes and contain valuable and protected information. There’s a growing need for professionals who can mitigate risk and protect these assets.
This cybersecurity focus area is one of five concentrations offered in the Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security degree. The concentrations give you the opportunity to develop subject area expertise in a specific area of emergency management and homeland security related to your career goals.
In the cybersecurity policy and management concentration, you’ll learn how to improve preparedness, response and recovery for a variety of hazards, but with a special focus on cyber threats in particular. You’ll gain expertise in cyber risk and threat management and learn how challenges in this area relate to critical infrastructure protection.
Does my cybersecurity management degree concentration say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Arts in emergency management and homeland security. Your concentration in cybersecurity policy and management will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
Cybersecurity management courses
The cybersecurity policy and management concentration focuses on policy strategy and implementation, risk management, forensics, planning and incident preparedness. The concentration courses are built on a set of program core courses aimed at enhancing knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to emergency management and homeland security professionals. Core courses in the degree program include:
Program Evaluation for Emergency Management and Homeland Security
GIS for Hazards Analysis
Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
Integrated Emergency Management
US Cyber and Information Security Policy
Information Assurance Principles
What can I do with a cybersecurity management degree concentration?
Cybersecurity policy and management professionals work in both the public and private sector. You can pursue a variety of roles related to leadership and management. Career paths include but are not limited to:
Cybersecurity policy and management degree concentration admission requirements
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
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