In our technology-driven society, where increasingly sophisticated cyber threats continually threaten access to sensitive digital information, cybersecurity professionals have become essential members of nearly all industries. Earn your bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and become the expert organizations turn to for help protecting digital assets and network security in a variety of settings and industries. Unlike competitors, CSU Global’s cybersecurity bachelor’s doesn’t require previous technical background and you can excel in the program no matter your prior experience. Some specific job responsibilities might include the following:
$98,350 MEDIAN SALARY According to the BLS, the average annual salary for information security analysts in 2018 was nearly $100k.
23% Growth Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
SECURITY ANALYST, CYBER OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, DATA PRIVACY OFFICER, DIGITAL FORENSICS ANALYST, SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR Some job titles commonly held by those who work in cybersecurity.
112,300 JOBS According to the BLS, the number of jobs in the field of cyber security in 2018 was more than 100k.
PROTECT DATA AND INFORMATION FROM CYBER THREATS.
DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN VARIOUS SECURITY MODELS.
EVALUATE NETWORK VULNERABILITIES.
UNDERSTAND ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES AROUND INFORMATION SECURITY.
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CSU Global's online bachelor's degree in cybersecurity will prepare you for jobs in the growing area of security and intelligence. This specialized program provides the necessary knowledge of techniques and best practices for careers in network security, cybersecurity management, and cybersecurity operations.
According to Forbes.com, the current average cost incurred by a U.S. company that suffers a data breach stands at $8.19 million, but that drops to $2.6 million for organizations that have implemented fully automated cybersecurity defenses. Implementing these tactics will require a skilled cybersecurity workforce – one you can be an integral part of.
This program aligns with many of the professional certification exams employers demand, such as Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Certified Encryption Specialist (EC-Council ECES), Certified Incident Handler (EC-Council ECIH), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Project+, and other relevant Certifications. Students will gain competence in the areas associated with the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (ISC-CISSP) exam.
CSU Global’s comprehensive curriculum in this lucrative field will prepare you for a career in cybersecurity, with these competencies:
This bachelor's degree contains a total of 120 credits broken down into the following categories:
CSU Global’s General Education Courses are more than a bachelor’s degree requirement. They are designed to help you develop and strengthen valuable skills demanded in the workplace.
Already taken some courses? Up to 90 total credits (and 64 from community colleges) can be transferred into a bachelor’s degree at CSU Global. Request a Transcript Evaluation Summary to see how close you already are to graduation!
When you earn your bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity through CSU Global, you can choose to customize it with an undergraduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests.
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The remainder of your degree is comprised of courses of your choice that support your educational goals and needs. Including a specialization reduces the number of elective credits you'll need to complete your bachelor's degree.
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CSU Global provides more than just a diploma. Our career-driven programs are based on real-world concepts designed to help you excel in the workplace from day one. Our Tuition Guarantee ensures that your rate won’t rise from enrollment to graduation, and because we know how hard it can be to juggle education, work, and family responsibilities, our programs can be completed entirely online, with no set times or locations, monthly class starts and accelerated courses.
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