Data Security Track

Data Security

No matter the size of your organization, it’s important to safeguard information from unauthorized users. Whether through backups, encryption or tokenization, you must identify a method of protection and know how to maintain it. Our master’s in cyber security degree offers a data security track so you can keep confidential information secure.

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 157 data breaches occurred in 2005. And by 2017, that number increased to 1,579 — a 1,000% increase in 12 years.

When you specialize in data security, you have the unique opportunity to combine the technology of cyber security with the business of IT. Be confident in your approach with a background in subjects like intrusion detection algorithms and cloud computing.

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What can you learn?

A master’s degree focused on data security means more than learning how to safeguard a machine or defend against hackers. It means understanding the law and implementing policies that protect private information.

Take courses on computing methods to prevent intrusion and learn how to prevent unauthorized users from gaining access to computers in the cloud, databases and websites.

Focus your studies on:

  • Intrusion detection systems, techniques and algorithms
  • Database systems architecture, implementation and application
  • Distributed computing models and technologies
  • Information/platform/software-as-a-service
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What can you do?

Cyber crime is a real threat, and it’s changing how we manage data on a daily basis. Organizations rely on high-tech infrastructure, and they need qualified professionals to safeguard data networks.

In fact, IT security was named the third most in-demand skill by Computerworld in its 2016 IT Salary Survey. The bottom line is that opportunities in data security continue to grow for those with the right combination of business knowledge and technical skill.

Qualify for roles including:

  • Data Scientist
  • Penetration Tester
  • Data Security Analyst
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