This program provides students the training required in order to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks, data, and systems. Students completing this program should expect their responsibilities to continually expand as the number of risks and threats to computer users and systems continues to increase. Students will be exposed to a variety of different applications, equipment, tools, and scenarios that are all designed to give students the skills required to quickly respond to security incidents, as well as assess, design, and implement security solutions in order to strengthen the security posture of an organization to protect their information and data assets. Graduates of this program may be employed as an entry-level security specialist, and are encouraged to continue on the designated pathway to complete an Associate degree under IT Support and Cyber Security 5440, followed by the Baccalaureate degree in Homeland Security and Public Safety - Cyber and Information Technology Security Concentration 7001.
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