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Cybersecurity Certificate

There is considerable demand for experts in the field of cybersecurity. In Fall of 2019, the New York Times reported that Cybersecurity Ventures predicted that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021, up from one million positions in 2014. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 32% growth in hiring for the Cybersecurity Analyst role between 2018 and 2028. U.S. News and World Report rates cybersecurity; #5 in Best Technology Jobs, #19 in Best STEM Jobs, #38 in 100 Best Jobs. They also report a median salary of $98,350.

Job titles in cybersecurity fields include:

  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Cybersecurity Manager / Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cryptographer
  • Forensics Expert
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Architect
  • Lead Software Security Engineer
  • Penetration Tester

Upon successful completion of this certificate program, students will:

  • Be able to analyze cyber systems with regard to security issues and recognize risks and potential threats.
  • Be able to apply current best practices to the solution of security problems within the hardware, software, and data layers.
  • Exercise informed judgement with regard to legal and ethical issues in creating coherent security policies.

This Certificate consists of the following 4 courses:

  • CYBR 500: Introduction to Cybersecurity 3 Credits
  • CYBR 510: Cybersecurity Law and Policies 3 Credits
  • CYBR 520: Computer System Security 3 Credits
  • CYBR 530: Internet Security 3 Credits

“Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high. Cyberattacks have grown in frequency, and analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating problems for computer networks.

Banks and financial institutions, as well as other types of corporations, will need to increase their information security capabilities in the face of growing cybersecurity threats. In addition, as the healthcare industry expands its use of electronic medical records, ensuring patients’ privacy and protecting personal data are becoming more important. More information security analysts are likely to be needed to create the safeguards that will satisfy patients’ concerns.

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 55 percent in computer systems design and related services from 2018 to 2028. The increasing adoption of cloud services by small and medium-sized businesses and a rise in cybersecurity threats will create demand for managed security services providers in this industry.” (Source: BLS, 2020.)

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