Opening Doors with a Cyber Security Degree

by NU Online on 2/23/16 10:21 AM

openingdoorscyber.jpgWith cyber threats on the rise there’s a greater need for information technology professionals to have specialized skills in network security and information assurance. The increased reliance on digital technology in the federal government, healthcare, financial and retailer industries creates vast opportunities for cyber security career placement. Whether you are looking to jump start your career, transition from the military to civilian sector, or advance your career, you can open doors with a cyber security degree.

Benefits of Earning a Bachelor’s Degree:

  • Increased workforce appeal: Generally, employers perceive candidates with higher education as more qualified than those without. It’s estimated that by 2020, 35% of all job openings will require a bachelor’s degree.
  • Evidence of dedication: Individuals who pursue a degree display a high level of commitment to their profession. Advancing your education shows dedication and desire to improve skills and qualifications.
  • Advanced knowledge in specialized areas: Many cyber security jobs require specialized knowledge or skill. Most degree programs offer concentrations or tracks that can help you gain the particular knowledge you need.

Because the majority of cyber security jobs require a bachelor’s degree, graduates of Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program will have a competitive edge when applying for positions or promotions.

Cyber Security at Norwich University

Students can customize their degree by choosing a concentration in computer forensics and vulnerability management or information warfare and security management. As one of the first universities to be recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, Norwich has a longstanding reputation for producing skilled cyber security professionals who are widely sought after by government, military, and private-sector employers.

Our distinguished faculty bring a mix of academic and professional experience in cybersecurity, information security, information assurance, computer science and information technology management fields. In the video below, Norwich faculty discuss the current state of vulnerability and penetration testing.



Taking the Next Step

Once you’ve completed your bachelor’s degree, the next obvious step may be to continue your education and pursue a master’s degree. At Norwich, we keep the door open for students who complete their bachelor’s in cyber security. We offer a Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance with five concentrations that you may pursue to match your career aspirations.

Regardless of the path you choose to follow, organizations of all sizes and types increasingly conduct operations online. With this digital shift has come an inevitable rise in cybercrime, causing the demand for skilled cyber security professionals to far outstrip the supply. Earn your bachelor’s degree in cyber security and work to become a qualified and distinguished candidate.

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