Use your skills to protect technology, people, and organizations through the growing field of Cybersecurity
If you thrive on troubleshooting tech challenges and are passionate about protecting others, you are needed in the field of cybersecurity! Opportunities are growing in every industry and earning potential is quickly rising.
With coursework created to exceed expectations set by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), you'll develop the wisdom and practical skills needed to secure information technology (IT) systems and networks, develop secure software, and manage information systems. You'll also be instilled with a distinctive ethical code of conduct that reflects the mission and values of Christian faith.
Why study Cybersecurity at Malone?
- After graduation, you'll be prepared to sit for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
- Opportunities abound to develop practical skills that support application of knowledge - particularly with regard to software development.
- The program is aligned with Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) standards for cybersecurity emphasizing secure software development and securing information systems and provides essential computer science programming competencies.
- Take advantage of the opportunity to minor in an academic discipline of interest, such as political science (one offered elective is Terrorism, Insurgency, and Cyber-War), criminal & restorative justice, psychology, graphic arts, mathematics, business administration, or many others. You might pick a minor or a second major that aligns with the industry you want to work in.
- Cybersecurity and Society
- Cryptography and Data Security
- Secure Software Development
- Identity and Access Management
- Ethical Hacking
What can I do with this degree?
Obtain certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), which allows for exciting careers as a:
- Security analyst, architect, auditor, or software developer
- Digital forensics expert
- Incident responder
- Information security analyst
- Vulnerability assessor
Internships are a vital part of your education, and while one is required, you're encouraged to pursue as many as you are willing! Internships are available at hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and more.