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. With the increasing frequency of cyber threats and data breaches, the demand for cybersecurity professionals is high, making this a highly lucrative field.
Regis College's cybersecurity program is tailored to equip students with specialized knowledge and skills in securing digital systems and networks, with a strong focus on practical experience and industry relevance.
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. Cybersecurity involves legal, ethical, and policy considerations. Academic programs often include elements of law, ethics, and policy-making to address the broader context of cybersecurity.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, Regis 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.
Unlike broader IT or computer science programs, cybersecurity programs have a specialized curriculum tailored to address the unique challenges and techniques required to secure digital assets. At Regis, our cybersecurity program prepares students for industry certifications like CISSP, CEH, or CompTIA Security+, which are highly regarded in the cybersecurity field.