Grantham's Blog

How a Cyber Security Degree Can Jump Start Your Career

cyber security degreeFocus and Foresight. Preparation and problem-solving. Analytics and investigation. Details and Diagnoses. These are all qualities and skills you can learn and develop as you pursue a cyber security degree.

Cybersecurity training from Grantham could be your first step into the booming information technology industry. Whether you are pursuing a cybersecurity job in the military or for a corporation, a cyber security degree can equip people, like you, to combat the many security issues that come with technology. Wherever you are in your career, Grantham University’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security can help you develop the skills you need to maintain cybersecurity in a cyberworld.

What’s New in the Cyber Security World?

Well, according to Homeland Security, a lot is new.

Traditional crimes are now being committed through cyberspace. Cybersecurity is vulnerable to a number of risks from advanced cyberactors and nation-states that intend to exploit these vulnerabilities. These cyberactors steal information and money, and have a goal to disrupt, destroy or threaten how essential services are commonly delivered. This could be the production and distribution of child pornography and child exploitation, banking and financial fraud or intellectual property violations, all of which have a negative impact on society.1

There are many reasons why cybersystems are particularly difficult to secure. Our inability to reduce vulnerabilities and consequences within cyber networks paired with malicious actors’ ability to implement cyberattacks from any global location makes cybersecurity a serious area of concern—especially in a time when technology is so relied upon. The more advanced our technology becomes, the more advanced our methods for cybersecurity must become.

Why a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Degree is Important

Perhaps you already have a certification and want to take the next step in your cybersecurity career. Well, Grantham University’s online Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Security is here to help you reach those career goals. Grantham’s cyber security degree is designed to take as little as 38 months to complete. The curriculum teaches you everything you need to know about operating systems, computer architectures, networking protocols and advanced security techniques.

Some of our program outcomes include:

  • Analyzing a system, and identifying and defining the security risks and requirements for secure operation
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet security needs
  • Addressing professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • Identifying and analyzing security risks of an information system
  • Developing security and recover policies appropriate to an information system

A bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity can prepare you to begin your cyber security job, but it can also prepare you for the industry-standard certification exams. Instead of jumping into certification exams without formal training, you can be taught by Grantham’s faculty made up of experienced professionals who are excited to help you move forward in your cybersecurity career.

Earn your Cyber Security Degree from Grantham Today

From new software to new technology – a career in cybersecurity is filled with opportunities to constantly grow and learn because technology is advancing and changing day by day.

Part of Grantham University’s mission is to provide adult learners an opportunity to obtain their cyber security degrees and grow in their careers. All of Grantham’s cybersecurity programs are offered online to accommodate and support your schedule, your needs, and your professional and academic goals. Contact us today to get started!

Apply at GranthamFor more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit http://www.grantham.edu/disclosures/

1https://www.dhs.gov/cybersecurity-overview

Comments

Online. But Not AloneTM

 

Grantham is an online university, nationally accredited by the distance education accrediting commission (DEAC).

Grantham delivers a high quality, relevant education and offers exceptional flexibility, accessibility and affordability to deserving, working adults trying to better their lives.

Learn More