General Cyber Security Track

General Cyber Security

A quick glance at today’s headlines shows that cyber security is a major issue — topping the list of U.S. national security concerns. Why? Because hackers don’t target a single industry; they focus on vulnerability — from governments and corporations to public utilities, mom-and-pop businesses and ordinary individuals. If you’re on the web, you’re at risk.

Since hackers are diverse, it’s important for your skills to be, too. Our master’s in cyber security degree offers a general track so you can strengthen your knowledge in three areas impacting the industry: Autonomous Systems Cyber Security, Cyber Security and Behavior and Data Security.

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What can you learn?

A study conducted by Ponemon found that U.S. companies took an average of 206 days to detect a data breach. That’s 106 days longer than the suggested maximum.

The industry needs trained, well-rounded professionals who can quickly identify and mitigate risks. Professionals like you. Our general cyber security degree can equip you to defend computer operating systems, networks and data from cyber attacks.

Focus your studies on:

  • Reliability engineering systems and advanced embedded systems design
  • Intrusion detection systems, techniques and algorithms
  • The science of human attention, perception, learning and cognition
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What can you do?

The surge in cyber crime has resulted in a shortage of qualified professionals with the expertise to eliminate threats. In fact, information security jobs are projected to grow 28% from 2016 to 2026.

Because of the importance and immediate need for IT professionals, these jobs offer salaries that are three times the national average.*

Qualify for roles including:

  • Autonomous Systems Security Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Security Researcher
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*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics