The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Analytics gives graduates an in-depth education in these two related fields. This interdisciplinary program integrates cybersecurity, business and data analytics courses into a dynamic, combined major. The major gives students the knowledge and skills needed to enter the Cybersecurity field equipped with an understanding of the key technologies and concepts of data analytics.
In this program, students learn how to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer systems as well as the foundations to problem analysis and big data tools. Students take courses covering topics such as network security, digital forensics, ethical hacking, scripting, cyber threat intelligence, risk management, cloud security, database systems, analytics programming, data science processes and statistical tools.
Today, organizations of all types use data analytics to hunt for indicators of compromise in computer networks and systems. Cyber analytics professionals use their skills to protect businesses from the constantly evolving threat landscape facing modern organizations.
This relevant, interdisciplinary major prepares students to work in any industry that hires cybersecurity professionals and especially those in information-intensive sectors such as finance, insurance, retail, healthcare, accounting and military/defense. The major also prepares students for careers in cybersecurity consulting, auditing, cyber operations and threat hunting.