The SAIS is a 15-credit certificate program designed to the needs of professionals with a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science degree in Information Science or a related field in order to expand their professional skills and qualifications in the security assured information systems field.

Download a copy of the SAIS information sheet and application checklist here.

Core courses

Post-bachelor’s students must complete the following three courses with a grade of B- or better; Post-master’s students must complete the following three courses with a grade of B or better:

  • INFSCI 2150 Information Security and Privacy
  • INFSCI 2170 Cryptography
  • TELCOM 2821 Network Security

Elective courses

Post-bachelor’s students must complete one Networking or Systems and Technology course and one SAIS course with a grade of B- or better; Post-master’s students must complete one Networking or Systems and Technology course and one SAIS course with a grade of B or better (examples of courses include but are not limited to):

  • INFSCI 2540 Software Engineering
  • INFSCI 2620 Developing Secure Systems
  • INFSCI 2621 Security Management
  • INFSCI 2731 Security in E-Commerce
  • INFSCI 2955 ST: Systems & Techology: Cybersecurity & Privacy Regulation
  • TELCOM 2120 Network Performance
  • TELCOM 2813 Security Management
  • TELCOM 2825 Network Systems and Network Infrastructure Protection

CNSS Certifications

Students completing the SAIS CAS will be eligible for the following Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Certifications:

  • CNSS 4011 (Information Security Professionals – INFOSEC),
  • CNSS 4012 (Designated Approving Authority – DAA), and
  • CNSS 4013 (System Administrators in Information Security Systems – INFOSEC)

Students who chose TELCOM 2813 Security Management and TELCOM 2825 Network Systems and Network Infrastructure Protection additionally receive the following CNSS certificates:

  • CNSS 4014 (Information Security Officers – Advanced Level) or
  • CNSS 4015 (System Certifiers)