Cloud Technology is the delivery of computing services like servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and more over the Internet, “The Cloud”. Due to exponential growth of Internet, many companies are finding it beneficial to buy computing services than managing it on their own. Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers and typically charge for cloud computing services based on usage, similar to how you are billed for water or electricity at home. Some of the major service providers are Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Salesforce.com. The primary business service models being deployed (such as software, platform, and infrastructure as a service) and common deployment models employed by service providers and users to use and maintain the cloud services (such as the private, public, community, and hybrid clouds) needs to be understood by the professionals who are trying to launch a career in cloud.
Information Security is an important area of study in the current Digital Information Age and focuses on protection of digital information. Information Security is the area of study involving technologies, processes, frameworks, conceptual models and practices designed to protect data, communication, devices (computers, phones, sensors etc), programs and applications from attack, damage or threats. Information Security degree program prepares students to obtain knowledge for new age career opportunities in information security and information assurance. The program consists of topical areas dealing with concepts of information security, risk assessment, policies, procedures, security controls and countermeasures, incidents response, web application security, importance of programming knowledge in security, security management and governance which require students to acquire knowledge, understand and contextually apply the learning. The program offers a wide range of technical and programming skill sets that complement the specialization subjects on Cloud and Security.