Liberty University Cybersecurity Degree Programs

Explore an Exciting and Growing Career Field by Pursuing an Online Cybersecurity Degree

There are nearly 300,000 open cyber security jobs in the United States and 2 million jobs globally in 2019¹. That means your choice to earn a cyber security degree is a smart one. And since most jobs in this area require a degree, you’d be right on track studying at Liberty University.

Did You Know?

Liberty’s cyber security programs prepare you for 3 types of cyber jobs, which are explored more below.

More than 285,000 cyber security job opportunities are available in the United States.

5 of 6 cyber security job postings require a degree.

Cyber security is one of the highest paying jobs in the Information Technology field.

 


 

LU Cyber Security Degrees

 

Designations

Liberty University was 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 with Data Networking and Security specialization.*

*Liberty plans to submit other cybersecurity programs for this designation over the next two years.

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If you want to protect innocent people from cyber threats, a career in cyber security could be right for you. Liberty’s Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT), and Computer Science (CS) degrees will prepare you for entering one of the highest paying careers in the information technology and cyber security fields.
Liberty University Cybersecurity Degrees

Decide which type of cyber security job is right for you, and let Liberty University prepare you for success!

Liberty University is one of the leading Christian universities in the nation. Liberty University’s online cyber security and related degrees are offered at the bachelor’s degree and master’s degree level, providing you with many options to meet your goals.

You don’t have to give up your job and relocate to Lynchburg, Va. to pursue one of our highly in-demand cyber security degrees. Additionally, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This accreditation means that you can rest assured that your degree stands up to scrutiny as an academic credential.

¹Cyber security statistics were taken from Cyberseek.org and Forbes.com. Learn more about cyber security career paths and employment opportunities by state


Common Questions

While researching the best online cyber security degrees, you may have questions about how Liberty’s programs can help you reach your goals. Below are some common questions about Liberty’s cyber security online programs.

Is it hard to get a job in cyber security? Is cyber security in demand?

Does cybersecurity require coding?

What degree is best for cyber security?

Is a cyber security degree worth it?

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information Analyst, 2019 (viewed online February 19, 2020). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.


Cyber Security Online Degrees

Information Systems (IS) – Security GRC Jobs

Information Technology (IT) – Cyber Security Technology Jobs

Computer Science (CS) – Secure Development Jobs


What’s Your Passion for Cyber Security?

Prepare to meet the cyber security challenges of today and tomorrow! You can be prepared with Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT), and Computer Science (CS) degrees in these exciting career fields.

Cybersecurity ProgramSecurity GRC

Get involved in the Cyber 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 as a cyber security professional.

Careers in Security GRC

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Security Policy Manager
  • Security Manager
  • Information Assurance

 

Cyber Security Program OnlineSecurity Technology

Through the Cyber Security Technology career field, you will help provide a security architecture for an enterprise network and work with systems in an organization. This professional specialty is based on risk assessment strategy. While testing and predicting failure points in a system, you will implement a wide range of security controls. These methods will help raise the security posture of the organization and prevent emerging threats from doing damage.

Careers in Cyber Security Technology

  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • Ethical Hacker

Cyber Security ProgramSecure Development

Help to solve tomorrow’s cyber security challenges with a career in Secure Development. Start by understanding today’s underlying principles and theories of the technologies used in IT and cyber security. Then, develop new solutions to meet tomorrow’s challenges by implementing security throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Careers in Secure Development

  • Secure Developer
  • Reverse Engineer
  • Malware Analyst
  • Threat Hunter
  • Security Researcher


School of Business Facilities

Liberty’s School of Business has its own 78,000-square-foot, three-story building. Online students are invited to come to campus to see the gorgeous state-of-the-art building and resources.

Our School of Business building features a number of innovative spaces. These include information technology labs, networking and data centers, a 500-seat auditorium, and our Entrepreneur’s Center for Innovation.

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Cyber Security Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Allen Harper

Dr. Allen Harper
Chair, Executive Director of Center for Cyber Excellence
 
Dr. Allen Harper served in the IT and cyber security 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. He is also 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

Richard Bansley
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Richard Bansley served over 20 years in the United States Navy as a signals intelligence specialist. He earned his Navy Aircrewman wings as an airborne electronic warfare analyst and trainer. As a Navy instructor, he developed courses 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.

Dr. Robert Tucker

Dr. Robert Tucker
Associate Professor of Computer Science
 
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.