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Cyber Security at MassBay

Organizations must increasingly limit the risk to information and data by implementing key strategies to protect the organization’s computer networks and systems. The organizations must hire and train their employees to identify, mitigate and address the threats to their cyber infrastructure. Thus the need for cyber security professionals is growing.

 

“Employment of information security analysts, web developers, and computer network architects is projected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for all three occupations should be favorable.“ — Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook

 

“According to the President’s Executive Order (EO) 13636 in 2013, “the cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow and represents one of the most serious national security challenges we must confront. The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of the Nation's critical infrastructure in the face of such threats.”

 

MassBay has responded to the growing regional and national need for well-trained cyber security professionals by creating certificate and A.S. degree programs in cyber security. Our academic programs align with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and provide academic pathways to well-paid jobs and careers in related professions. The programs offer hands-on training on state-of-the-art equipment in our computer laboratories. Students in the Cyber Security/IT programs are prepared for industry standard certifications such as Network+, CompTIA+.

A unique opportunity to earn a marketable credential while getting the knowledge and skills that will prepare you to perform network and security technician jobs. You will be able to administer and configure networks while applying cyber security best practices.

See MassBay Cybersecurity Curriculum and Learning Outcomes

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For more information, contact Professor Shamsi Moussavi at smoussavi@massbay.edu.