The list of companies that have fallen victim to data breaches involving customers' credit and debit accounts grows every day.
Private businesses are not the lone victims of cybercrime. Government agencies, health care, finance, law enforcement agencies and academia all need information security professionals who can protect their data assets.
"There is increasing demand for specialized security professionals to protect the computing resources, intellectual properties and security of our organizations and country," says Dr.
"Even the President of
According to Krishnan, that shortage was part of the reason for creating
Here are five things he says make someone a good candidate for
1. You have been working in the information technology field.
Unlike the university's MBA degree program, work experience is not a requirement for
2. You have a bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, computer information systems, or related area.
Since the Master of Science in Cybersecurity prepares graduates for initial placement in the information security field, as well as for mid-level positions, applicants may roll over directly from an undergraduate degree program in this graduate-level program.
3. You want to advance your IT or cybersecurity career.
If you're an experienced professional, earning an advanced degree will enhance your skills and provide you with the deeper knowledge that will enable you to step up to the next level in your career.
4. You have earned leading professional certifications in the cybersecurity field.
Even if your undergraduate degree is in an unrelated discipline, if you have any number of entry-level, advanced or specialized professional certifications under your belt, you have sufficient knowledge and experience to make you a strong candidate for
5. You have a deep understanding of the design, administration and management of operating systems and networks.
"I talk with IT professionals every day who are excited about this program, because it is highly technical and 100 percent focused on cybersecurity," says Cicanese. "It meets their needs for career advancement, as well as the needs of more recent computer science grads looking at entering a field with outstanding job opportunities."
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