Master of Science in Information Security & Digital Forensics (ISDF)


Our master's degree program in information security and digital forensics (ISDF) is designed to prepare students and working professionals for an exciting and rewarding career in cybersecurity, both in government and in private business. The program equips individuals with the knowledge necessary for the Certified Information Systems Security Management Professionals (CISSP) certification. 

Students are trained utilizing professional applications in computer and mobile forensics, and provided knowledge and expertise in network security, ethical hacking and privacy. This training occurs in one of our new on-campus information security labs.

The ISDF program isn’t only intended for computer and information sciences majors, but also for students majoring in criminal justice, business, healthcare and accounting.

Job Projections

The demand for specialized information security workers is on the rise, and the future indicates that this field will continue to grow nationwide. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the information security field will grow by 18 percent (2014-2024).

Additionally, the New York State Department of Labor has outlined a similar statewide growth rate (17.2 percent) for the same period.

Virtual Cybersecurity Symposium

The Niagara University Department of Cyber Security and Operations (CSO) invites you and other interested guests to join us at the M.S. Information Security & Digital Forensics (ISDF) program's Virtual Cybersecurity Symposium, held on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM via Zoom. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.

The Virtual Cybersecurity Symposium will feature a panel discussion between CSO faculty and cybersecurity experts currently working for Fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal Government. The panel discussion will focus on current trends in the cybersecurity industry, including:

  • Demand for cybersecurity experts
  • Global conflicts increasing cyber activity and its impact on organizations
  • COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the cybersecurity landscape
  • Emerging threats