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Cybersecurity is generally defined as the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and electronic data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. In a computing context, information security includes both cybersecurity and physical security.

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Career

  • Security Administrator - responsible for the installation, administration, and support of security solutions; ensures network security to protect against unauthorized access, modification, or destructions of data.
  • Security Analyst/Cyber Operations Specialist - conduct offensive and defensive cyber operations to exploit or protect data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other designated systems.

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  • Incident Responder and/or Investigator - investigates, analyzes, and responds to cyber incidents within the network environment or enclave.
  • Risk Manager - identifies industry standards and regulatory guidelines for information security in order to minimize the risk of compromise of sensitive business systems.
  • Cybersecurity Lawyer - advise on implementing strategies to meet state, federal and international legal requirements, represent clients before regulatory bodies, and serve as the quarterback and crisis manager during incident response to mitigate loss and ensure compliance with the law. 

 

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Certificates & Degrees

Associate of Science - Cybersecurity

The Associate of Science in Cybersecurity follows the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework with the common goal of developing critical knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform cybersecurity tasks. The curriculum includes hand-on experience in virtual environments that simulate real-world scenarios in the domains of security provisions, operations and maintenance, governance, protection and defense, analysis, collection, and investigation. This pathway includes preparation for industry-recognized certifications geared towards preparing students for a successful career in cybersecurity workforce roles that have an impact on an organization’s ability to protect its data, systems, and operations. (Download PDF)

Certificate of Achievement - Cybersecurity

The Certificate of Achievement in Cybersecurity follows the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework with the common goal of developing critical knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform cybersecurity tasks. The curriculum includes hand-on experience in virtual environments that simulate real-world scenarios in the domains of security provisions, operations and maintenance, governance, protection and defense, analysis, collection, and investigation. This pathway includes preparation for industry-recognized certifications geared towards preparing students for a successful career in cybersecurity workforce roles that have an impact on an organization’s ability to protect its data, systems, and operations. (Download PDF)

Certificate of Performance - Cybersecurity Specialist

The Certificate of Performance in Cybersecurity Specialist provides an intermediate to advanced-level study of cybersecurity methodologies through courses focusing on industry standard certifications in information security and assurance. Curriculum follows industry standard methodologies in enterprise security, including securing information and technology assets, research and analysis, and technical integration of enterprise components. (Download PDF)

Certificate of Performance - Cyber Incident Response

The Certificate of Performance in Cyber Incident Response provides an intermediate to advanced-level study of cybersecurity methodologies through a curriculum that follows the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework with the common goal of developing critical knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform cybersecurity tasks. The curriculum includes hand-on experience in virtual environments that simulate real-world scenarios in the domains of system vulnerabilities, managing risk, and responding to cyber incidents. This pathway includes preparation for industry-recognized certifications geared towards preparing students for a successful career in cybersecurity workforce roles that have an impact on an organization’s ability to protect its data, systems, and operations. (Download PDF)

Certificate of Performance - Network Security I

The Certificate of Performance in Network Security I provides students with the entry-level skills to design and implement secure network architecture concepts and systems design. This curriculum includes hands-on experience in virtual environments that simulate real-world scenarios in installation and administration of network technologies and tools, encryption and public key infrastructure (PKI), and identity and access management. This pathway includes preparation for industry-recognized certifications geared towards preparing students for a successful career in IT roles that are vital for building, protecting, and maintaining information and technology assets. (Downlad PDF)

Certificate of Achievement - Network Security II

The Certificate of Achievement in Network Security II provides students with the intermediate-level skills to apply behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect, and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring. This curriculum includes hands-on experience in virtual environments that simulate real-world scenarios in threat and vulnerability management, compliance and assessment, and incident response. This pathway includes preparation for industry-recognized certifications geared towards preparing students for a successful career in IT roles that are vital for building, protecting, and maintaining information and technology assets. (Download PDF)