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Learn the applications and structures needed to track and protect an organization’s cybersecurity infrastructure, and the skills to apply your information systems knowledge to real-world audit applications. As part of the Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program (rSBI), the Cybersecurity Assurance Concentration is stackable with the following master's programs: MACC in Financial Accounting, MBA in Professional Accounting, MBA.
This concentration provides students with security auditing skills and techniques to monitor and assure the security of systems and processes in organizations. The concentration explores the crossroads of auditing and technology by addressing cybersecurity issues from an auditing point of view. It provides the skills needed to manage cyber risk, regulations, cybersecurity policies and technologies.
You can take the course listed below as individual classes or as stackable courses towards the completion of a concentration.
This is the first course of the Audit Analytics Certificate Program. There are two main purposes of this course: (1) introduce the basic application of analytics to both internal and external audit processes in current ubiquitous computer-based information systems, and (2) introduce the application of audit analytics to organizations. This course emphasizes the usage of statistics and the interpretation of results to be used as audit evidence. It is designed to impart the theory and practice of the foundational statistical techniques applied in an audit.
This course provides an understanding of cybersecurity concepts that can be used to facilitate integrated audit efforts within organizations. This course also examines preventive, detective, and corrective controls, and how to apply the audit process to a cloud environment. Students will also be exposed to the mobile environment and cyber standards, as well as learn how to audit common security solutions.
The capstone course in the Audit Analytics line of study. Students participate in an individual study project with an advisor. Students will apply what they have learned to develop a deeper understanding in the application of analytics in audit. At the end of the course the student will have conducted a novel research project that will have involved applying analytics in an audit related setting.
The concentration and courses are offered by the Accounting & Information Systems Department
Sample Relevant Careers: Controller, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Compliance Auditor, Government Accountant, Government Auditor, Information Technology Auditor, Internal Auditor, Data Analyst, Consultant