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The Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree program prepares students to enter the high-demand field of information technology security. With the increase of computer viruses and other security breaches, companies need professionals who can protect their data and equipment from internal and external security threats. Students gain hands-on experience with the latest hardware and software and learn to implement appropriate security policies and procedures.
Computer security specialists plan, coordinate, and maintain an organization’s information security by:
Students planning to transfer should select electives according to the requirements of the receiving institution.
According to the 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in the field of information assurance and cybersecurity is expected to grow 22% through 2020. The responsibilities of computer security specialists have increased in recent years as cyber attacks have become more sophisticated. Therefore, employment is expected to grow much faster than the average, and job prospects should be excellent. Growth will also be driven by the increasing need for information security. As cyber attacks become more sophisticated, demand will increase for workers with security skills.
Prof. Ralf Fritze
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