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Cybersecurity - information assurance, intelligence, forensics, and cyber operations degrees online
Cyber crime is a major security threat to the information infrastructures of businesses, organizations and governments. Experts agree that such crimes, including cyber terrorism, are on the rise. The curriculum for both the Master’s and Bachelor’s Cybersecurity degree programs at Utica College are cutting edge and allow students to remain absolutely current with ever-changing technologies, industry best-practices and attack and infiltration prevention techniques from such sources as the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, and Northrop Grumman.
Two National Center of Academic Excellence Designations
Utica College has earned the newest designation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education (CAE IA/CD).
With this designation, Utica College students will be eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program and the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program.
The college also became the seventh school designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), and is the first school in the nation to hold both of these designations.
- Concentrations in Cyber Intelligence, Computer Forensics and Cyber Operations
- Developed in collaboration with the Utica College Center for Identity Management and Information Protection
- Personal attention from faculty of industry-leading practitioner experts
- Global potential in cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, cyber counterterrorism and cyber countersabotage
- Cutting edge skills in collecting and preparing evidence of computer crimes and cyber espionage
- Decision making skills as they relate to attacks on national critical infrastructures
- Practical knowledge of cybercrime investigations, including methods of maintaining the integrity of cyber evidence
- Concentrations in Information Assurance, and in Cybercrime Investigations and Forensics
- One of the few Bachelor’s level cybersecurity programs in the U.S.
- Protect computer systems and secure online data or combat crimes using digital evidence
- Learn latest techniques for accumulating evidence in prosecuting cybercrimes
- Understand wide range of vulnerabilities of government and corporate computer networks
- Federal and local law enforcement
- National and private security agencies
- Banks and other financial institutions
- Hospitals and health care organizations and institutions
- Insurance companies
1 The Hackers Wanted: An Examination of the Cybersecurity Labor Market research was sponsored by a private foundation and conducted within the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD).
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Information Security Analysts, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm (visited August 06, 2014).