2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cyber Security Analytics Certificate

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Program Description:

Cyberspace tools and technologies enable easy and profitable access to markets, data, and ideas. These tools may be used to conduct business, create art, play games, or engage in political discourse on a global level. On a local level, we use these tools and technologies to speed analysis and move information, data, and even currency with higher efficiency than ever before imagined. Unless properly constructed and deployed, these very same tools can be co-opted to produce dangerous risk and real damage. Valuable information can be stolen, access to vital services denied, persons can be bullied or exploited, and real world resources and currency stolen with few or no traces left. It is imperative, therefore, that we fully understand the risk profiles of cyberspace technologies as they pertain to our personal and professional lives. Armed with such understanding, we can make appropriate choices consistent with our risk tolerances and use cyberspace tools comfortably and confidently. The Certificate in Cyber Security Analytics from Wright State University will provide business professional with the technical foundation needed to understand cyberspace risk profiles.

Did you know?

  • “Hottest job on market: Cybersecurity professionals … demand is overwhelming supply” - https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130525/business/705259991/ (https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130525/business/705259991/)
  • “If any college student asked me what career would most assure 30 years of steady, well-paying employment” … “I would respond, ‘cybersecurity.’ ” - Alec Ross, senior adviser for innovation at the State Department, Washington Post, May 29, 2012
  • “The demand for people with cybersecurity skills has grown 3.5 times faster than the demand for professionals in other IT-related jobs.” - Burning Glass Technologies report in Computerworld, Mar 2013
  • “More than 67,000 job openings in the U.S. last year alone, according to Computerworld” - IT Business Edge, Jun 12, 2013
  • “The federal government will need 10,000 cybersecurity experts in the near future ” - FCW, Oct 15, 2013

Admissions Requirements:

Students must meet the modified MS Admissions requirements as follows:

  1. A B.S. degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Information Sciences
  2. Minimum GPA 3.0

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Program Requirements:

Total: 13 Hours

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