Online Master's Degree Program in Cyber Security

Cyber Security Master's Degree

A degree in cyber security will equip you with the required technical skills and business knowledge to protect yourself, your business, or your organization’s key assets whether offline or online. CCU's online Master of Science in Cyber Security degree program will teach you cyber skills that are relevant in today's interconnected world. These cyber security courses focus on helping you learn the skills employers are looking for to help keep their organizations secure.

In addition to gaining foundational knowledge in the key areas of the field, the Cyber Security master’s degree program will also show the relationship between cyber security and Christianity – especially as it relates to cyber warfare and the opportunities to choose a life of cyber crime. This perspective will enable you to demonstrate excellence both in your workplace and life. With these skills, you will be prepared for careers in areas such as digital forensics, cyber criminology, security policy, cyber entrepreneurship or leadership, cyber defense/offense, and cyber architecture, as well as other emerging cyber security fields.

Cyber Security program benefits and distinctives

According to Cyber Security Online, 2017 was a year dominated by news of data breaches and new cyber security threats, from major hacks affecting companies like Equifax and Verizon to ransomware attacks like the global WannaCry incident. In an article entitled, “Top 5 cyber security facts, figures and statistics for 2018," it estimates the following: (1) Cyber crime damage costs to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021; (2) Cyber security spending to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021; (3) Human attack surface to reach 6 billion people by 2022; (4) Global ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017; and (5) Cyber crime will more than triple the number of unfilled cyber security jobs.

Job opportunities with a master's in Cyber Security degree

With a Cyber Security master's degree from CCU, you'll be prepared for a variety of exciting careers. Careers may include: Cyber Policy Specialist, Digital Forensics Investigator, Cyber Security Director, Cyber Network Analyst, Ethical Hacker, Cyber Security Architect, Cyber Criminologist, Chief Information Security Officer, Information System Security Officer, Information System Security Manager, Cyber Security Researcher, and Cyber Security Professor.

With an increasing need for educated cyber security professionals, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there will be a 28% growth for information security analysts within the next 10 years, just one career option within this field.

Interested in learning more about our master’s degree in Cyber Security or other graduate programs in Colorado? Fill out the Request Info form on this page or contact CCU today at 303-963-3311.

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