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There is a new course by the title 'Information Assurance' offered in some universities.

Can anyone suggest if these courses will offer a career through depression times, and how reliable and long-lasting will this in the winding technology growth in the next decade.

Some university course links are
http://www.business.iastate.edu/masters/msia
http://www.dsu.edu/msia/
http://www.ccs.neu.edu/graduate/msia.html
http://business.udmercy.edu/programs/information-assurance/index.htm
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As businesses become more Internet-connected, the problem of Information Assurance will continue to grow in importance. The military will always need Information Assurance. If you're looking for a depression-resistant job, any federal government job will be a good choice, and IA in the military is one such job. Companies don't necessarily spend money on things that they need, and during lean times they may cut IA spending. Upshot is, I think job stability is more about where you work than what you do.

Disclaimer: I teach University-level Information Assurance classes, though not at one of your listed institutions.
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stephen727,
do most of your students find desired employment right after college?

Do you know if these military jobs require citizenships, or would they consider greencard/visa workers? (for security clearance purpose)

how long has this field been around?
thanks
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The students about whom I know job information tend to do quite well; many of them already have jobs as a second semester senior undergraduate. Our graduate program has a Master's level but many of those students stay on for a Ph.D., and it's not always clear to me when someone does a Ph.D. because they want to as opposed to when they do it because they can't find a job. That said, my perception is that our Master's students place quite well in industry when they choose to not continue.

Perhaps more interesting is a comparison to how the overall class of Computer Science majors place. I've found that many people without a strong IA background still get IA jobs, which I think is becoming less true in CS in general.

Military jobs generally require citizenships, though you may find some government IT positions that do not.

IA has been around for decades; for example, the Orange Book was published in 1983. It has taken on greater importance since 9/11 as people realize that security in many aspects of American life is insufficiently developed.
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