As cyber threats grow in both sophistication and malice, industries and organizations face a persistent challenge in recruiting cybersecurity professionals skilled in protecting digital infrastructure. By 2021, a remarkable three million cybersecurity jobs will need to be filled, globally, according to the most recent statistics reported by the non-profit ISC2 (International Information System Security Certification Consortium). The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that number to grow 32 percent through 2028.
Canisius College is responding to this talent crunch with the introduction of a new master’s degree program in cybersecurity. Set to launch in fall 2020, the program will be Western New York’s only technology-based master’s-level cybersecurity program.
Aligned with national guidelines for information security professionals, the program provides students with the knowledge, skills and best practices needed to ensure the security and integrity of every type of computing and information system. In addition to gaining a complete understanding of 21st century cybersecurity tools, students will learn how to build them. The computers in the college’s new state-of-the-art cybersecurity lab afford students the hands-on training necessary to extend their knowledge of computer forensics, cyber intelligence, risk assessment, infiltration techniques, malware analysis, electronic crime, cyber operations and more. Further distinguishing the new MS in cybersecurity is coursework that leads to certification.
Submitted by: College Communications