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IIT Trustees Approve New Graduate Degree

February 17th, 2012 Comments off

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Institute of Technology, during their Spring term meeting, approved the School of Applied Technology’s proposal to offer the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security degree. The program includes courses drawn from the ITM program and additional courses from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law curriculum to give cyber security and forensics practitioners a thorough grounding in legal issues and compliance.  Core courses for this 30-credit-hour degree will include:
ITMS 538 Cyber Forensics
ITMS 543 Vulnerability Analysis and Control
ITMS 548 Cyber Security Technologies
ITMS 578 Cyber Security Management
LAW 273 Evidence

Electives will include twelve hours selected from:
ITMS 518 Coding Security
ITMS 528 Database Security
ITMS 539 Steganography
ITMS 549 Cyber Security Technologies: Projects and Advanced Methods
ITMS 555 Mobile Device Forensics
ITMS 558 Operating System Security
ITMS 579 Topics in Cyber Security (May be taken more than once)
ITMS 588 Incident Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
ITMM 585 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology
ITMM 586 Information Technology Auditing
ITMO 456 Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems
ITMT 594 Special Projects in Information Technology
AND at least three hours chosen from:
LAW 240 National Security Law
LAW 478 Computer and Network Privacy and Security: Ethical, Legal, and Technical Considerations
LAW 495 Electronic Discovery

Prerequisites for this degree include ITM 301 or ITM 302, ITMD 411, ITMD 421, and ITMO 440 or ITMO 540. Watch here for more details!

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In a Tough Economy, What Skills & Certifications Do You Really Need?

October 14th, 2011 Comments off

I get asked this question a lot.  In fact, since this will be read by a lot of students and faculty, I will share some advice I gave someone about three weeks ago.  This person, who actually has an M.S. in Information Technology, was proposing that IT certifications alone would suffice to help a person get the IT job of their dreams.

I am with one of the world’s best companies at the moment, and I am very happy with my job and the people I work with, so I am planning on staying here as long as possible.

But I laugh at the people that think they can move ahead in the IT field without a degree or multiple degrees in this field. They do not realize that despite what they sincerely believe about saving money and getting a few certifications, and skipping the formal education, they are doing themselves considerable career harm in the long run, because they cannot get back the years they wasted believing that poppycock. And actually, it’s good because it helps decrease the competition for guys like you and me. Also, they don’t realize that despite what they believe about being successful without formal education, they have peers and people younger than them who will get a clue and realize what it takes to succeed, and set their course and do it. Read more…

2012 Summer School

October 7th, 2011 Comments off

Summer 2012 will see the following courses offered by by the Information Technology and Management degree programs at IIT:

  • ITM 301 Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems & Hardware I – Main Campus
  • ITM 311 Introduction to Software Development – Online and Rice Campus
  • ITM 413 / ITM 513 Open-Source Programming – Online/Main Campus; prerequisites are ITM 461 and ITM 311/CS 106 or equivalents
  • ITM 470 / ITM 570 Fundamentals of Management for Technology Professionals – Online and Rice Campus
  • ITM 471 / ITM 571 Project Management for Information Technology & Management – Online and Main Campus
  • ITM 492 Embedded Systems & Reconfigurable Logic Design – Rice Campus
  • ITM 518 Coding Security – Online and Main Campus

The specific summer sessions during which each course will be offered have not been determined, and we expect that there will be additional courses offered.

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