Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity careers are fun, challenging, and perfect for those who enjoy collaborating with others and making a positive difference in the local and global community. Almost every type of electronic technology related job requires an information technology (IT) security professional. All data transfer devices, such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, servers, automobiles, advanced manufacturing, agriculture equipment, game consoles, etc., require security considerations and defenses. A skilled cybersecurity professional is often the first and the last line of defense in securing electronic data and communication.

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity degree program, a graduate should be able to:

  • Evaluate security techniques and employ tools to identify and analyze IT risks.
  • Apply appropriate countermeasures to secure systems against threats.
  • Use modern tools and best practices to complete an IT security project from the definition phase through implementation within eight weeks.

Average Class Size

15 – 20

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Students get hands-on experience with technologies such as wireless controllers, thin access points, firewall appliances, Linux, VMware, cloud computing, and cloud storage. These technologies and others require cybersecurity professionals to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s IT networks and related technology systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.


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