Cyber and Network Security
Cyber and Network Security Overview
Living in the age of data means embracing the interconnectedness that allows us to communicate and collaborate in an infinite number of ways. Data can mean a wealth of information and insight at our fingertips, but it can also be detrimental in the wrong hands. With progressively more information traveling over the wires and with increasing threats internationally with cyber terrorism, the need to defend and protect an organization’s assets is critically important.
Do you want to stop cyber-crime before it starts? If preventing, detecting, and battling digital crime is important to you, a career in cyber security may be the perfect fit, and a Computer and Information Science degree with a major in Cyber and Network Security could be a great way to start! As a cybersecurity specialist, you could be on the front lines of cyber warfare and defense, protecting vital computer systems against inside and outside threats alike, including social engineering, hackers, malware, spyware, and viruses.
You could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a Cyber and Network Security major in just 2.5 years through ECPI University’s year-round degree program.
Our cyber and network security degree program could teach you how to:
- Administer, manage, and troubleshoot hardware, software, or services for single, mixed and multi-user environments
- Use cyber security measures to protect data and manage personnel conduct in relation to safeguarding data.
- Learn how to do vulnerability analysis/penetration testing of organizations
- Learn how to actively monitor and defend networks
- Create basic security policy and procedures
The demand for trained cybersecurity professionals is on the rise, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting employment of information security analysts to grow by 18 percent by 2024, that is 63.6% more than the average for all occupations (11%).*
Join a high-demand industry where you could make a difference in the lives of so many—contact ECPI University today and learn more about earning your bachelor’s in Computer and Information Systems with a major in Cyber and Network Security.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Information Security Analysts
The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.
At ECPI University, your classroom experience is reinforced with hands-on instruction, using the same kind of technology found in the workplace. Create and build networks in Windows, CISCO, and UNIX environments, and design and implement network security plans to keep hackers at bay and networks secure. Specifically, ECPI’s cyber and network security degree program could teach you how to:
- Maintain network hardware and software
- Evaluate problems and monitor network to ensure its availability to system users
- Identify customer needs and use that information to design, interpret, and assess network requirements
- Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures
- Install security software
- Monitor networks for security breaches
Further develop knowledge in the following areas:
- Ethical and Professional Practices
- Logic and Decision Processes; Troubleshooting; Problem Resolution
- Risk Management and Disaster Recovery
- Customer Service and System Self-Assessment
- Installation and Configuration of Client and Server Operating Systems, Network Services, and Security Tools
- Protection of Sensitive Information by Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Cyber Security Attacks
ECPI’s bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Science with a major in Cyber and Network Security curriculum aims to prepare graduates to sit for IT certification exams related to CompTIA, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft.
Possible Career Track
*Network and cyber security management professionals are employed in a wide range of positions including:
- Information security analyst
- Network administration
- Technical support and help desks
- Network infrastructure support areas in routing, server management, and switching
- Network security analyst
- Network applications supervision/management
- Information technology solutions providers
- Network implementation
*As a condition of employment in any security position, a prospective employee may be required to pass a full background investigation for the purpose of obtaining a security clearance.
28 semester credit hours
Students in the B.S. in Computer Information Science program develop planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students also learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science, graduates are able to:
Computer and Information Science Outcomes:
- Use processes, tools, and technologies to support an organization
- Lead and work as a member of a technical team
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
- Identify and use appropriate technical literature
- Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels.
- Develop and use ethical best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
- Use cloud computing tools
Cyber and Network Security Major Outcomes:
- Plan, design, configure and administer a network and security infrastructure
- Maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot a network and security infrastructure
- Assess and implement technical and non-technical security controls to protect an organization from threats and vulnerabilities
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