Recent high-profile cyberattacks solidify the importance of a qualified workforce in cybersecurity. According to Cybersecurity Business Report, by 2021, cybercrime damage will exceed $6 trillion annually which will more than triple the number of unfilled cybersecurity positions. If you want to pursue a growing, fast-paced profession, check out the B.S. in cybersecurity.
In addition, every technology worker is expected to be involved with protecting and defending apps, data, devices, infrastructure and people. So if you’re planning on majoring in technology, consider adding a minor in cybersecurity.
Immaculata’s Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity will prepare you to assess the vulnerability and security needs of computer network systems, design broad security solutions, recommend required changes for your organization, and manage the implementation of security systems, including policies and procedures.
Utilizing the experience from our instructors, all subject matter experts in the field of cybersecurity, the program takes students through the phases of assessing a system’s vulnerability, building defenses in depth, and utilizing forensics. Immaculata also offers a unique course in open source intelligence that few programs currently offer. This course explains techniques to improve the collection and analysis of open source information to generate intelligence.
An advisory board, made up of experienced cybersecurity consultants, guides and supports the program keeping the curriculum current and relevant.
Where Can I Work
In addition to the high demand for professionals in the field, the median salary for cybersecurity professionals is more than $90,000 per year. U.S. government and local law enforcement agencies, insurance and healthcare industries, and large and small corporations all need cybersecurity professionals.