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MISA 507 : Quality Management for Information Assurance

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Quality Management for Information Assurance
Quality management provides a systems engineering approach that focuses on process design to achieve objectives, without having to rely upon exhaustive testing or inspection of outputs to achieve desired outcomes. This course applies this concept across the life cycle of information in organizations, and the information systems that generate and make that information useful -- including the information systems used to keep the "front-line" systems alive and secure. Prerequisites: MISA 501 and MISA 502

By combining a strong quality management focus with information assurance practices and principles, this course shows students how to specify, develop, manage and use information systems – particularly those “behind the scenes” systems used to build and maintain the more visible management information systems that are vital to the organization.

Understand dimensions of quality throughout the Technical, Business, Management, and Policy domains. Explain how quality management techniques support the development of Trusted Systems that directly support organizational objectives. Understand the issues related to the integration of, and interaction between, Security and Dependability. Explain how quality management systems can support an information assurance mission. Develop information assurance and information security management programs and systems using quality management concepts. Understand how system properties of Resiliency, Dependability, and Fault Tolerance directly impact information assurance objectives. Explain how a reduction of recurring system faults and errors through defect analysis programs can improve systems security.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Wendi Kappers - 2/24/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/24/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/24/2015
1-5 Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance . Understand the interdisciplinary aspects (technical, business, management, and policy) of information assurance and information systems and organizational security.
2. Assess and manage the identification of and response to the changing nature of the information risks and information security challenges that increasingly complex, distributed organizations face.
3. Establish governance policies and management mechanisms necessary to develop, acquire, and operate sustainable, cost-effective secure information infrastructures.
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, along with data protection and information assurance perspectives, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes.
5. Manage and direct the development and operational use of information security and assurance procedures, policies and technologies throughout the organization.
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