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Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

A Nationwide Call for Cyber Security Professionals

Organizations of all sizes and types increasingly conduct operations online. With this digital shift has come an inevitable rise in cyber crime, causing the demand for skilled cyber security professionals to far outstrip the supply. A report from Burning Glass Technologies revealed that demand for cyber security jobs grew at more than twice the rate of overall IT jobs from 2007 to 2013, and Cisco's annual security report estimated a worldwide talent shortage of one million cyber security professionals as of 2014.

An assessment conducted by the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education and the Federal Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) Council reinforced these findings, indicating a strong need for training and education in computer forensics, compliance and knowledge management, and vulnerability management. With the majority of U.S. government workers in network security looking to retire within the next decade, government agencies are facing particularly steep challenges as a result of this talent gap.

Career Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program was designed with the critical needs of government, military, and private-sector employers in mind. Working IT professionals in the cyber security program will gain relevant skills and experience that can help them with career advancement. The degree is also a worthwhile investment for those transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce. Because the majority of cyber security jobs require a bachelor’s degree, our graduates will have a competitive edge when applying for positions or promotions.

The cyber security bachelor's program can also serve as a steppingstone to earning a graduate degree, such as a master's degree in information security and assurance from Norwich. Our graduates have proven their skills in high-level information security positions at major corporations, such as Bank of America and Cisco Systems, as well as at government agencies at the state and federal level.

Examples of Career Paths

  • Cyber Incident Responder
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Lead
  • Digital Forensics Specialist
  • Information Security Operations Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Information Systems Security Administrator
  • Penetration Tester
  • Risk and Compliance Analyst

Types of Employers

  • Federal government agencies, e.g., Department of Defense
  • State agencies, e.g., state crime lab, law enforcement
  • Private-sector organizations in banking, healthcare, and technology