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
"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)
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)
"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)
"The Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Defense equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce prepared to reduce the vulnerabilities in our national information infrastructure."
(Provided By: Auburn University)