Today's society has become increasingly dependent on technology, creating a significant need for professionals well-versed in the skills related to cybersecurity and ethical hacking.
- Increasing numbers of technical and security failures threaten America's energy grid, personal data, financial institutions, government and more.
- Demand for professionals with these skills is significant. According to Forbes, more than 200,000 cybersecurity jobs went unfilled in 2015 in the U.S., and 1.5 million cybersecurity jobs are expected to be unfilled globally by 2020.
- The National Security Agency (NSA) has established a program for recognizing excellence in cybersecurity at universities.
SBU's cybersecurity degree program is unique in that you will be equipped with coding and software engineering skills that will enhance your versatility in the cybersecurity industry. While most cybersecurity degrees approach data security from an information technology approach, SBU’s program approaches data security from a software-engineering perspective.
Studying cybersecurity and taking ethical hacking courses at SBU will equip you to be on the digital frontlines in the ongoing cyber battle between forces of good (innocent individuals, small businesses, corporations, government) and forces of evil (digital thieves, corporate saboteurs, terrorists).
The Cybersecurity degree is offered through SBU's College of Professional Programs.
SBU's cybersecurity program received national recognition as one of the first in the nation to receive prestigious accreditation from ABET.
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