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Information Security M.B.A.'s Teach Business Side of Cybersecurity

Business schools train grad students to handle security breaches and protect customer data.

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Delving into the monetary value of information was eye opening, says Bromley, the former JMU M.B.A. student.

"What is information worth, what is good to divulge from a business aspect … Banks do risk calculations and expect a modest amount of fraud and have insurance to cover those loses. It's a business decision," he says.

"You wouldn't be able to make those decisions if you didn't know what the information was worth. In the line of work I do—we're talking life or death with national security—it elevates what the information is worth."

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