What You Need to Know About Niagara University's MS ISDF Program

Learn to protect computer systems and cyber networks from breaches, and learn to collect and recover information after a cyber threat attack or hardware malfunction. In this program you will utilize professional applications in computer and mobile forensics, and will gain a technical understanding of network security, ethical hacking and privacy through hands-on training. The program equips individuals with the knowledge necessary for the Certified Information Systems Security Management Professionals (CISSP) certification.

This full-time study program is located in the heart of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. The MS. Information Security and Digital Forensics program provides students with a rigorous, advanced study in the areas of cybersecurity and digital forensics.

Why Niagara MS ISDF?

We Accept College Degree Graduates

We Have Experienced Faculty

We Have an Extensive Alumni Network

We Have a Proven Track Record of MS ISDF Graduates

Binational University Allowing Students to Earn an American Degree in Canada

MS ISDF by the Numbers

Niagara University's MS ISDF team will equip you with the right resources to advance in your career growth path long beyond the duration of the program.

97%

of Niagara University graduates secure a job after program completion

$96,000

is the average salary for MS ISDF graduates

75%

of MS ISDF graduates transition careers and/or increase their salary

Increase in salary by industry

54%

Consulting

47%

Investment Management

43%

Technology, Internet & Ecommerce

31%

Accounting & Audit

45%

Cyber Security

Our MS ISDF Program Can Help You Advance

A solidified understanding and successful completion of this program, will open a lot of opportunities within both the government and private business sectors. The demand for specialized information security workers is on the rise, and the future indicates that this field will continue to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the information security field will grow by 18 percent (2014-2024). Graduates with a specialization in cybersecurity and digital forensics are required by:

Financial Institutions Such as Banks
Consulting Firms
IT Companies
Law Enforcement
Major Corporations
Government Entities

There are hundreds of careers in this field and the list will continue to grow. Some of the careers our graduates have gone on to successfully pursue include:

1 Artificial Intelligence Security Specialist
2 Chief Information Security Officer
3 Chief Security Officer
4 Blockchain Developer / Engineer
5 Vulnerability security research professional
6 Security analyst systems administrator for information technology
7 Law enforcement professional
8 Systems security investigator
9 Computer forensics examiner
10 Cybersecurity Scrum Master
11 Cyber Intelligence Specialist
12 Cyber Operations Specialist
13 Cybersecurity Hardware Engineer
14 Cybersecurity Software Developer / Engineer
15 Risk manager
16 Cryptanalyst/ Cryptographer
17 Cybersecurity specialist
18 Lawyer, paralegal, or private investigator
19 System architect
20 Computer security director
21 Security officer for information technology (IT)
22 Provisioning manager for identity and access
23 Security procurement agent
24 Privacy liaison specialist or officer
25 Manager of application control
26 Response team leader
27 Digital Forensics Analyst
28 Governance Compliance & Risk (GRC) Manager
29 IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) Security Specialist

Our Alumni Network Testimonials

Hear directly from those who've experienced the Niagara MS ISDF program firsthand.


Overall, NU helped me develop a very strong business acumen, which I was able to leverage to land and succeed in several very different and challenging roles throughout my career. Also, I’ve developed many life-long friendships with smart, inspiring, and globally-minded individuals.

Hrvoje Muhek

Hrvoje Muhek
Program & Career Support

Program & Career Support


You’ll have access to the NU’s support team. Our dedicated career counselor can provide you with networking opportunities, tailored career advice, mentorship, and access to a vast amount of resources.

Workshops & Career Coaching

Workshops & Career Coaching


Through our Career Services you’ll receive personalized coaching and have access to exclusive workshops run by our in-house staff and industry guests.

Mentorship & Networking

Mentorship & Networking


Through our alumni network & industry connections, our students can take advantage of our mentor/mentee program, which aims to create powerful relationships & provide real insight into the workforce.

This institution has been granted a consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this degree program for a five-year term starting December 24, 2019. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.)