I can not describe how proud I feel when I receive good news like this ones.
After I have announced that our book which we wrote with Yuri, Cybersecurity Attack and Defense Strategies (you can check the blog post here) is used as a textbook at Colorado State University (CSU) some of my Social Media followers reached out to me stating that CSU was not the only Uni which is using a book as the textbook . Marshall University is also using our book as its main textbook in their Cybersecurity classes. I can not describe my feelings… I know the younger generation will take my mission of making cyberspace safe into the next level. We are better together.
M.S. in Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is a computing-based discipline where technology, computer science, people, and processes are aligned to enable assured operations of computer systems in the presence of risks and adversities in cyberspace. The Master of Science in Cybersecurity program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and professional practices needed for careers in cybersecurity fields.
Why Master Degree in Cybersecurity?
Cyber security is a national priority and there is a severe talent shortage in cybersecurity area with a negative unemployment rate and analysts are estimating that there will be 1.5 million cyber security job openings by 2019. If you have been considering entering the field or advancing your career within the computing industry, this is the field of choice. While the opportunities and job openings in the cyber security field are high, you need to be highly educated to maximize the benefits of this opportunity and to land highly paid jobs. Recent report shows that 84% of cybersecurity postings require at least a bachelor’s degree and 23% require at least a master’s. Although obtaining an advanced degree requires a significant investment of both time and money, M.S. in Cybersecurity is the degree that may well be worth since many employers seek a combination of both experience and education. Here are several reasons you should consider a master’s degree in cybersecurity:
- High Salary
Cyber security professionals are among the most highly paid, posting a 9% salary premium over other IT jobs in general. A security software engineer receives an average annual salary of $233,333, while a chief security officer brings in an annual salary of $225,000.
- Job Security
Cyber security has moved to the forefront as organizations and governmental agencies with high demand and this job will not disappear as long as we are using computers.
- Incentive for Higher Education
The drastic skill gap between cybersecurity job requirement and the level of skills of fresh B.S. graduates has led the government and private sector to offer financial incentives for those looking to pursue a degree in cybersecurity such as the National Science Foundation Scholarship for Service (SFS), the Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP), etc.
Why Choose the Cybersecurity Graduate Degree at Marshall University?
The M.S. in Cybersecurity program at Marshall University is designed to prepare professionals in technical sector with or without cybersecurity background to fill the fast growing jobs in cybersecurity as well as serving the need of the important continual study in a field where life-long learning is paramount.
The curriculum covers the advanced topics in cybersecurity such as advanced cryptography, cybersecurity policy, cyber risk and vulnerability, cyber risk and operation, wireless network security, web/mobile security, software security, security in Internet of Things (IoT), and more by using the state-of-the-art security tools and technologies.
The program also prepares students who desire to pursue further graduate work leading to a Ph.D. degree.
What Careers in the Cybersecurity?
Professionals in Computer and Information Security have a wide range of responsibilities with different roles in government organizations and industries including banks, retailers, etc. On the job, you are expected to safeguard an organization’s data, computers, networks, create security plans and monitor activities. If a breach occurs, you’ll be responsible for identifying the problem and finding a solution quickly.
– Security Specialist, Cryptographer, Security Administrator/Manager, Incident Res-ponder, Penetration Tester, Security Architect, Security Consultant, etc.
The Marshall University Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information System program graduates shall be able to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline