In this day and age, information security is of the upmost importance when it comes to protecting our assets, identities, and private knowledge. With a degree in Cyber Security you can help to fend off hackers, computer attacks and information theft. The degree prepares graduates to be leaders in the protection of data assets. Course work covers topics such as techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies that secure and defend the availability, authentication and confidentiality of information and their systems.
Students will gain skills in protecting an organization’s critical information, implementing continuous network monitoring, analyze advanced threats and deploy countermeasures. Careers in Cyber Security are available within the Department of Homeland Security and with private companies looking to protect their infrastructure. Private companies look for network and computer systems administrators to work with their physical computer networks. In 2010, over 90 percent of network and computer systems administrators worked full time.* Associates and bachelor’s degrees in Cyber Security are available from both campus based and online accredited schools.
Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.*