With nearly 300,000 open cybersecurity jobs in the United States and an expected 2 million jobs globally by 20191, your choice to study cybersecurity is a smart one.
And since most jobs in this area require a degree, you'd be right on track studying at Liberty University. Liberty offers Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT), and Computer Science (CS) degrees that will prepare you for entering one of the highest paying careers in the Information Technology field.
Decide which type of cybersecurity job is right for you, and let Liberty University prepare you for success.
Get ready to meet the cyber challenges of today and tomorrow with IS/IT/CS degrees in these career fields:
Get involved in the Security Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) of an organization.
Help with the creation, operation, and maintenance of Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards.
With a career in GRC, you will work to assess and reduce the risk of the organization to cyber attack.
Through the Security Technology career field, you would help to provide a security architecture of the enterprise network and systems within an organization. The security architecture will be based on a risk assessment.
Then you will implement a wide range of security controls to raise the security posture of the organization and mitigate emerging threats.
Help to solve tomorrow's cybersecurity challenges with a career in Secure Development.
Start by understanding today's underlying principles and theories of the technologies used in IT. Then, develop new solutions to meet tomorrow's challenges by implementing security throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
Not sure which cyber career path you are interested in? No problem. The first year of study is the same for all three cybersecurity paths at Liberty. Try one and then decide later.
Understand business processes, then learn how to identify the assets, threats, and vulnerabilities of an organization, in order to calculate risk. Establish policies to mitigate or reduce the risk by the implementation of technology, procedures, and standards.
Maintain an organization's firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and antivirus technology as well as monitor the network for intrusions and learn how to respond accordingly.
Learn how to develop secure software throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). And assess the security of software using an array of source code and dynamic analysis techniques.
The Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency have designated Liberty University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for the B.S. in Information Technology with Data Networking and Security Cognate
5 of 6 cybersecurity job postings require a degree
Cybersecurity is one of the highest paying jobs in the IT field
Liberty's cybersecurity programs prepare you for all 3 types of cyber jobs
More than 285,000 cybersecurity job opportunities are available in the United States
Dr. Allen Harper served in the IT and cybersecurity industry for more than 30 years. He has experience performing hundreds of security assessments, in both the public and private sectors.
His specialty is Ethical Hacking, Offensive Security, Penetration Testing and Reverse Engineering.
Dr. Harper has published five best-selling security books and is the lead author of the "Gray Hat Hacking" book series which is heading into its 5th edition. Dr. Harper has spoken at national and international security conferences.
Richard Bansley served over 20 years in the United States Navy as a signals intelligence specialist. He earned his Navy Aircrewman wings as airborne electronic warfare analyst and trainer. As a Navy instructor, he developed course curriculum and taught joint service computerized SIGINT collection and analysis techniques, earning a Navy Master Training Specialist certification.
Mr. Bansley has also worked as a project manager and senior staff engineer for multiple space and defense and other federal government customers.
Prior to teaching, Dr. Tucker spent 25 years in the intelligence community working primarily in software engineering and database implementation.
Before coming to Liberty he taught for nine years in the Computer Science graduate program at James Madison University.
Dr. Tucker's academic interests include information security, software engineering, web services, and programming, as well as database technologies.
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