Upon course completion, the student will be able to: Understand the interdisciplinary aspects (technical, business, management, and policy) of information assurance and information systems and organizational security. 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. Establish governance policies and management mechanisms necessary to develop, acquire, and operate sustainable, cost-effective secure information infrastructures. 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. Manage and direct the development and operational use of information security and assurance procedures, policies and technologies throughout the organization.