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Franklin University Announces New Information Security Major

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, is pleased to announce the addition of its new B.S. in Information Security to its on-campus and online offerings beginning in Fall 2011.  

Businesses know that security is critically important. When the costs of not implementing adequate security measures can be staggering, skilled information security professionals become highly valued in nearly every industry and government sector.

By earning a bachelor's degree through the Information Security Major at Franklin University, graduates can pursue a rewarding career in a field packed with attractive job options.

Information security is not limited to technology application. Because information security is primarily concerned with the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data as it is processed, stored, and transmitted, the field has extensive reach and implications that permeate business operations.

The demand for professionals with security skills outpaces nearly all other IT roles, according to the O*Net Center under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor. The 2011 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals provided by Robert Half and Associates, a leading staffing and consulting firm, states that 45% of Chief Information Officers plan to invest in information security - the highest of all investment areas.

In Franklin’s Information Security Major courses, students will receive a deep grounding in the theoretical framework, models, policies, and practices that cover the breadth of information security. Students will take courses in risk management and compliance, security architecture and controls, business continuity and operations security, network security, and application security.  Chief knowledge areas include those defined by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

Graduates of Franklin’s Information Security Major will be well-qualified to hold positions as an application security tester, compliance specialist, computer security specialist, data security administrator, data security analyst, information security manager, information security risk analyst, information security specialist, information systems security analyst, information technology security analyst, network security specialist, or security administrator.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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