Liberty University Cybersecurity Degree Programs

Explore an Exciting and Growing Career Field by Pursuing an Online Cyber Security Degree

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.

Did You Know?

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

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

5 of 6 cybersecurity job postings require a degree.

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


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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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 and offers a variety of online cybersecurity and related degrees at the bachelor’s degree and master’s degree level that are completely online. 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), providing credibility and marketability to your degree.

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


Online Cyber Security Degree Programs

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 cybersecurity challenges of today and tomorrow 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 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, which will allow you to implement a wide range of security controls to raise the security posture of the organization and mitigate emerging threats. 

Careers in Cyber Security Technology

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

Cyber Security ProgramSecure Development

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 and cybersecurity. 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 


New School of Business Facilities

A 78,000-square-foot, three-story building for the School of Business, is nearing completion. We invite our online cyber security students to come see our gorgeous state-of-the-art campus located in Lynchburg, Va!

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

New Liberty University School Of Business Building


Cyber Security Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Allen HarperDr. Allen Harper
Chair, Executive Director of Center for Cyber Excellence
 
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 BansleyRichard 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 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.

Dr. Robert TuckerDr. 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.