Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. Cybersecurity is usually based in the Computer Science department. Cybersecurity Majors are in high demand, so make sure to look for paid internships in your college career center begining Junior year. As the cyberthreat landscape continues to grow and emerging threats, such as the internet of things, require hardware and software skills, it is estimated that there are 1 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. IT professionals and other computer specialists are needed in security jobs. Starting salaries for graduates are usually between $50K-60K
"The B.S. in Cybersecurity at Grambling State University offers a high-quality educational program for information security professionals. The core course requirements provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully evaluate the information security needs, identify appropriate counter security measures, and implement security technologies."
(Provided By: Grambling State University)
"The Cybersecurity program at Stevens is one of the few undergraduate programs that address these issues. Our unique program combines work in computer science and mathematics with a security-driven focus, creating the kind of interdisciplinary atmosphere that is essential to finding creative, effective solutions to issues of security and information assurance."
(Provided By: Stevens Institute of Technology)
"Students will gain working knowledge in a multitude of areas such as identifying cyber threats, cyber-exploits, network and server side attacks, defensive IT countermeasures, wireless network security, cryptography, password cracking, web exploitation, cyberterrorism, and various aspects of identifying threat vulnerabilities, IT security risk management, disaster recovery planning, cyber law, information assurance (IA), and more."
(Provided By: CSU - Pueblo)
TU has been a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the federal government since 2000 and was one of the first 14 institutions awarded this distinction. TU also is recognized by the federal government as a CAE in IA Research and Cyber Operations. TU alumni are employed worldwide in leading roles among the private and public sectors as well as academia.
(Provided By: The University of Tulsa)
"Prevent. Protect. Respond. Get cutting-edge, real-life experience with TU’s cyber security program. Students perform security and vulnerability assessments for businesses, participate in hack-a-thons, conduct research and attend professional conferences. With hands-on learning and research opportunities, TU has placed interns at the FBI, NSA, United States Coast Guard Research and Development Center as well as the Center for Cyber Defense and Forensics."
(Provided By: Tiffin University)
"Our cybersecurity program strengthens critical thinking, analytical ability and problem-solving skills. You will have opportunities to study cybersecurity issues in the cybersecurity lab and participate in regional cyber competitions. UWF has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency."
(Provided By: The University of West Florida)
"The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive cyber security content delivered within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment to ensure our students have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after they graduate. The Cyber Operations program offers two degree tracks, both in-person and fully online"
(Provided By: The University of Arizona)
As a concentration within UMassD's computer engineering major, your program of study will explore the foundations of cybersecurity—including hardware, software, and information systems—as well as contemporary issues in software reliability, security risk, internet of things, and smart and connected cities.
(Provided by: University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth)
"Your first two courses prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam. By sophomore year, you’ll be ready to pass industry certification exams such as A+, Network+, Certified Ethical Hacker exam, Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam and Security + exam."
(Provided By: Capitol Technology University)
"Students gain the talents and skills necessary for success in today’s organizations according to current industry practices: planning, designing, implementing, and administering voice and data communication networks; assessing and implementing the communication and security requirements of an organization in the form of a secure communication infrastructure, and functioning as an effective member of a network and security services division in an organization."
(Provided By: Loyola University-Chicago)
"Why consider Cybersecurity as a Career? There's no shortage of opportunities for security professionals. The field is consistently growing! Estimated unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide is 3,500,000 by 2021. Total cybersecurity job openings right now in the USA is 504,316. The current global unemployment rate in cybersecurity is 0."
(Provided By: Tennessee Technological University)