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WHAT IS INFORMATION SECURITY AND ASSURANCE, AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?

With increased oversight from more and more regulations for businesses and industries, it is important that companies have a dedicated team to help manage operations and reduce technology risks. Information Security & Assurance is a field in which professionals assist companies with cyber security, shared services and outsourcing, IT-enabled transformation, business intelligence and IT strategy and performance.

You will study for certifications in Information Security & Assurance at ESCC. You can also obtain an associate degree in the field. The training at ESCC will give you a solid foundation in understanding financial systems and identifying weaknesses in systems and networks, as well as show you how to create action plans that prevent security breaches in technology.

IT Auditing and Assurance

STRENGTHS

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

You will need to carefully study computer systems and networks to assess risks and determine what protocols can be improved.

DETAIL ORIENTED

You should be able to pay careful attention to even minor changes in IT performance.

ALERTNESS

You must be good at predicting potential threats on information security risks and be able to implement new ways to protect your organization’s computer systems and networks.

What jobs
can I get?

IT auditors and information security analysts work in several different settings such as security firms, banks, accounting firms, insurance agencies, education, and the federal government. IT auditors may also work in technology solutions firms which specialize in IT auditing and assurance.

What type of work
do the jobs consist of?

As an IT auditor, you will be knowledgeable of IT trends in order to give knowledgeable advice on information system audits or assessments. You should be able to manage projects without supervision and be able to manage various security projects at one time.

Understanding accounting and finance is important to anIT auditor and assurance position. Not only will you be in charge of keeping financial data safe at companies, but you will also be responsible for finding discrepancies.

What’s the career
growth potential?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the average income for information security analysts nationwide at $95,510! The lowest 10% of workers in the field earned $55,560. The number of workers in information security is 28%, which is much higher than the average job growth for all occupations.1

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Nelson – Department Chair
Phone: 334-347-2623 x2338
Email: jnelson@escc.edu

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1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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