School of Science & Engineering

Information Security

Dr. Kyle Tarplee leads a class.

Information security focuses on risk management/mitigation, policy, and planning for the protection of information. Students focus on key areas in both political science and computer science to gain an understanding of this increasingly important area. These programs are unique from public universities in providing students the inclusion of Christian ethics as a foundation in preparing for a career in public service.

What classes will I take?

  • Cybersecurity
  • Public Policy
  • Political Science Research Methods
  • Intelligence and Security Studies

View the full list of courses in the information security major. 

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

  • Cryptographer
  • Forensics expert
  • Security administrator
  • Vulnerability assessor

What experiences will I have?

Students have the opportunity to learn from Anderson University President John Pistole, former TSA director and FBI deputy director, and through professionals in the Security Studies Fellows.

The Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory houses several high-capacity servers including a blade chassis.  It also houses a set of enterprise access switches, edge switches, core switches, core routers, and wireless devices connected over a 40Gbps optical interconnect fabric.  

The laboratory allows students to gain real-life experience, as most large companies have a similar server room or data center. In the computer science and engineering courses, students can write code on their laptop or a lab computer, then they can connect through a high-speed network to the laboratory, and run their code on the servers, which have more than 20 physical cores and 256GiB of RAM, allowing complex code to be executed quickly.

Contact Dr. Jennifer Coy (jjcoy@anderson.edu), Dr. Michael Frank (mwfrank@anderson.edu), or Dr. Kyle Tarplee (kmtarplee@anderson.edu) for more information on the information security program or schedule a campus visit.