It has become incredibly cheap to automate constant digital attacks against any individual, Fortune 500 corporation, or government system. As a result, we now live in a world where we can assume that everyone is constantly at risk of attack from advanced cyber threats. This new paradigm has led to a boom in cybersecurity careers.

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Stay ahead of evolving cyber threats.

In this program, students will assess modern cybersecurity challenges that threaten our privacy, security, and safety, and gain both the knowledge and hands-on technical skills to protect digital assets from cyber criminals who leverage sophisticated social and cyber tactics to facilitate attacks.

Sponsors, Professors, and Experts

This program was created by a team of experts and accomplished leaders from academia and the technology sector.

Randy Rovesti

Professor of IT and Cybersecurity, Penn State University

Randy is a professor of IT and Cybersecurity at Penn State, as well as an Engineering Manager at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, where he focuses on both physical and cyber security systems. His expertise on both the academic and professional side of cybersecurity made him uniquely qualified to be the primary designer of the Cybersecurity program, as he possesses both a strong theoretical foundation, and the day-to-day experience of putting that experience into practice. Randy holds a Masters in IT from Carnegie Mellon University.

Alexey Malashkevich

Founder, AgileCode

Alexey is a highly respected engineer and engineering manager with strong experience in building cloud-based financial technology systems. His skill in building engineering teams gives him particular insight into the skills most valuable in today’s technology workforce.

Facts Breakdown

Quick facts on the industry.

Why study Cybersecurity

According to Burning Glass, cybersecurity professionals earn a median salary of $90,757, with entry-level positions starting at $60k. Furthermore, there is virtually zero-percent unemployment within the field of cybersecurity, and approximately 460,000 unfilled positions in the US alone.

Growing demand

The Global Information Security Workforce Study finds that the cybersecurity workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022 – a 20% increase since 2015. 68% of workers in North America believe this workforce shortage is due to a lack of qualified personnel.

Career preparation

Students who complete this curriculum will not only be prepared for a career as a cybersecurity professional, they will also be well positioned to obtain a number of certifications which will increase their employability, including Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and Certified Forensic Examiner.

What you'll learn.

CYS I - Introduction to Cybersecurity

CYS II - Cybercrime and Governance

CYS III - Modern Cybersecurity

CYS IV - Network and System Security

CYS V - Cyber Forensics

CYS VI - Ethical Hacking