The world's digital revolution continues. As organizations rely on the cloud and other digital networks to maintain their data, it is critical that sensitive information — from financial records to social security numbers — is kept stable and secure. Approximately 90% of businesses in the U.S. are targeted by malicious hackers each year and cybersecurity experts are essential in preventing these attacks.
The cybersecurity program is a collaboration between the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Humanities Departments to teach students the skills needed in this fast-paced and exciting field.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, cybersecurity majors will learn written and oral communication; critical thinking and analytical reasoning; complex problem solving; teamwork skills in diverse groups; creativity and innovation; quantitative reasoning; as well as awareness and understanding of cultural diversity, ethical decision making, and intercultural knowledge and competence in addition to the necessary technological skills.
Students participate in the NSA Day Of Cyber, an online, interactive cyber career exploration experience sponsored by the National Security Agency. Students take a seat beside the NSA Cyber Threat Director and test drive a day in the life of six cyber professionals, participating in challenging real-life cyber scenarios, discovering the skills and tools used by the cyber experts, and exploring the vast number of careers in cybersecurity.
Security analysts are expected to stay up-to-date on the latest intelligence, including the sophisticated methodologies that hackers in critic
On the front lines of the war on cyber terror, a security software engineer develops and integrates innovative technology into applications to
A cryptographer produces cutting edge techniques to secure private communications and are a critical component to successful cyber security op