- Program: Information Technology
- Pathway: STEM
- Campus: All Campuses
Cybersecurity professionals plan and implement security measures to safeguard critical information and computer networks.
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Job Titles & Career Info
Why choose Cybersecurity?
- Enter a growing field: Demand for information security analysts is growing as data breaches are becoming more frequent
- Have a choice in where you work because organizations in almost every sector need information security professionals
- Be a technology detective & analyze data protection through different lenses, for example, as hackers, consumers, employees, law enforcement, or lawyers
What you will do at work
- Implement security best practices
- Detect intrusions to computer system.
- Be proactive in addressing hacking attempts with defensive countermeasures
- Manage security crises
- Understand cyber law & ethics issues
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before you enroll, think about:
- Being a lifelong learner will help you advance in your career because you will always
- Stay current with the latest methods attackers use to compromise computer systems
- Research new security technologies to determine which are the most effective protection for your organization
- Information security professionals have to be on call outside of normal business hours in case of emergencies.
- Many employers prefer to hire candidates with information security certifications.
- 3 skills or work style traits that will help you succeed in this field:
- Analytical thinking
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How Much Time & Money to Finish?
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- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
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Instructor & Department Chair
Michael A. Jackson
Assistant Professor & Department Chair
Associate Professor & Department Chair
Trinity River Campus
Tyson McMillan, Ph.D.
Chair of Computer Science & Business
Updated September 07, 2021