Cybersecurity major

The Program

Our digital society relies on the Internet for communication and to store personal, financial, health and government records. A large amount of sensitive data is now stored in the digital universe. It's critical that we secure and protect it from malicious interests. For vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures, cybersecurity experts stand as the last and most effective line of defense against such attacks.

Cybersecurity in the News

WANE-TV Fort Wayne, IN recently did a segment on the growing concerns of cybersecurity. Bill Barge, Chair of the university’s Cyber Security Department, contributed to the story.

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The Experience

This major prepares graduates to be leaders in the protection of data assets. The curriculum focuses applying the theory and research to solve real-world problems. Students will benefit from hands-on learning experiences on the techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies that secure and defend the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data.

The Results

Graduates of the program will be qualified for jobs in the information and technology industry, public service, and other various professions. Possible job titles include security and performance analyst, Cryptanalyst, information management specialist, network administrator, database administrator, and many others. The program also provides strong preparation for graduate studies. Graduates will qualify to be placed in prestigious graduate schools and pursue a variety of programs, including cybersecurity, information security, network security and computer security.