Liberty University’s Center for Cyber Excellence — designed to support students pursuing a career in cybersecurity.
With a mission to establish Liberty as the premier location for cybersecurity study, research, and hiring, the Center for Cyber Excellence is committed to preparing you for success in this rapidly growing field.
Cybersecurity professionals are essential to protecting our nation’s infrastructure. With the accelerated growth of technology, virtual threats are becoming more concerning than physical attacks. Civil servants working in cybersecurity jobs across the globe are concerned about our increasing dependence on technology. The more we rely on technology, the greater the threat of a cybersecurity breach and the more professionals with cybersecurity degrees are needed for new jobs.
One popular cybersecurity job is the position of an information security analyst. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 32% growth for this profession over the next few years.* Many industry cybersecurity jobs require or prefer a bachelor’s degree in a related field, and some may require a master’s degree.
There has never been a better time to get started in the cybersecurity field. Give our admissions counselors a call today at (800) 424-9595 for more information about the cybersecurity degree that’s right for you!
Liberty University has been designated a National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense Education (NSA/DHS CAE-CDE) for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: Data Networking and Security specialization.*
*Liberty plans to submit other cybersecurity programs for this designation over the next two years.
Learn about Our Exciting Cybersecurity Degrees and Faculty
Our Center for Cyber Excellence provides guidance over the cybersecurity programs at Liberty University. Through enrollment in one of our cybersecurity degrees, you will enjoy all the benefits that come along with an active cybersecurity center that encourages research, service, and the effective application of technology from a Christian worldview.
Through our center, you’ll have the chance to interact with experienced cybersecurity instructors who are grounded in their faith and care about your development and growth as a professional in the field as you earn your degree and explore cybersecurity jobs.
The National Cyberwatch Center is an Essential Tool for Students Seeking a Cybersecurity Degree
Liberty University is a member of and supports the National Cyberwatch Center through participation in Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) competitions.
The MACCDC, which is presented by the National CyberWatcher Center, is a special experience for college students, including students seeking cybersecurity degrees with Liberty, where you will be tested on your knowledge and skills competitively. Your participation could be valuable on a résumé and provides a hands-on activity, which is especially valuable for kinesthetic learners.
A team from Liberty participated in the 13th MACCDC Regionals. The team qualified for the regionals on Feb 12, 2018. They went on to compete at the regionals in Laurel, MD, where they took 5th place!
External Board of Advisors
The Center for Cyber Excellence is proud to have the following members on the external board of advisors:
- Tony Martin – Sr. Manager of IT Cyber Security at BWXT Technologies, Inc.
- Mike Goetz – CIO in the City of Lynchburg, VA
- Cathy Brown – VP of GRC at Impact Makers
- Laks Prabhala – Project CISO at T-Rex Corporation
- Phil Offield – Sr. Dir. of Information Security Risk and Operations at Hilton Hotels
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Information security analysts, 2019 (viewed online December 12, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.