Information security has emerged as a top priority for today’s organizations. Employers are seeking leaders who understand how to protect, detect, defend, and respond to cybersecurity attacks. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014) projected employment of Information Security Analyst will grow by 37 percent through 2020.
In order to help prepare professionals for this new role and employment opportunities, the Breech School of Business is offering a graduate-level certificate in Cybersecurity Leadership, effective Fall 2016. The new Cybersecurity Leadership courses (five courses totaling 16 hours) are designed to serve students of all backgrounds – not just CIS majors.
Courses will include labs and learning experiences that help prepare professionals to secure and defend information systems. In addition to gaining knowledge of the fundamentals of information security, students will also acquire a strong foundation in risk and risk management. Included in the coursework is preparation for the ISACA certification exam.