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Cybersecurity Management

Security Starts With Keeping Information Safe.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields in the country, and for good reason. The livelihood of today’s organizations — from private businesses to publicly traded companies, healthcare providers to government agencies — depends on their protection of digital information and prevention of cyberattacks.

In York College’s Cybersecurity Management program, you’ll combine your understanding of technology with skills in strategic communication and management. You’ll also develop insight into the origins of cyberthreat as you explore aspects of cybersecurity, including strategy, operational security, intelligence analysis, and criminal justice. 

The annual economic impact of cybercrime exceeds $6 trillion, causing demand for cybersecurity management professionals to increase exponentially from year to year. Job openings in information security and the cybersecurity industry are projected to grow at a rate of more than 30% from 2019-2029 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Majoring in Cybersecurity Management will give you the tools you need to be successful in this high-growth field.

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Majoring in Cybersecurity Management

  • Key Courses

    Key Courses

    The Cybersecurity Management major offers a wide variety of required classes, electives, and real-world learning opportunities. These include:

    • CYB 100: Infowars
    • CYB 300: Emerging Technology Trends
    • CYB 375: Cyberthreat Evolution: Think Like a Hacker
    • CJA 376: Cybercrime Investigation
    • CYB 475: Cybersecurity
  • Career Opportunities & Benefits

    Career Opportunities & Benefits

    No matter your interests, York College’s experienced faculty will guide you toward real-world opportunities that allow you to build a strong professional network in your preferred subject area.

    These are just a few of the many careers in cybersecurity management available to graduates of the Cybersecurity Management program:

    • Cybersecurity Analyst
    • Information Security Manager
    • Cybersecurity Engineer
    • Application Security Engineer
    • Penetration Tester
    • Network Security Engineer

    Master’s Degrees for Cybersecurity Management Majors

    As a major in Cybersecurity Management, you may also choose to pursue a 4+1 program during your time at York College. Depending on your level of professional experience, this option allows you to complete both a B.S. in Cybersecurity Management and an M.A. in Strategic Leadership and Management in just five years.

    Cybersecurity Management Salary Information

    Cybersecurity careers come with a range of salaries, depending on which industry you’re working in and where you are in your career — but in general, salaries in this field are high. 

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an information security analyst is $103,590 per year. Other cybersecurity professionals see similar median salaries, including database administrators ($98,860 per year) and information systems managers ($151,150 per year).

    Cybersecurity Management Degree Benefits

    There are many benefits to a Cybersecurity Management degree, from strong median salaries to opportunities for a variety of lifestyles. 

    • Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand.
    • With constant evolution of digital technologies, there is unlimited growth potential.
    • A career in cybersecurity gives you freedom to work in a consultancy capacity, if desired.
    • Careers in cybersecurity management pay well.
    • Job prospects exist throughout the world, not just in the USA.
  • Internships & Work Experience

    Internships & Work Experience

    As a Cybersecurity Management major, you’ll have the option to take an internship for credit, gaining real work experience in either the private or public sector. 

    In the past, students have completed internships in a variety of industries, including the national intelligence community and the NSA’s formal student internship program.

  • Mentorship & Community

    Mentorship & Community

    Relationship-building is a hallmark of our programs in the Graham School of Business at York College. In addition to working closely with faculty members who care about helping you to achieve your goals, you’ll learn how to form good networking relationships with professionals in your industry.

    During their senior year, students will work directly with one of their professors to complete a formal research project on the topic of an emerging issue in cybersecurity.

  • High-Demand Skills

    High-Demand Skills

    What skill do you need for cybersecurity? 

    The goal of cybersecurity is to protect digital networks. Whether you’re already building cybersecurity skills in high school, or beginning to prepare for a career in cybersecurity, the following skills will help you to be successful. 

    • Problem-solving skills
    • Technical skills (programming is a plus!)
    • Knowledge of security across different networks
    • Attention to detail
    • Communication skills
    • Analytics
    • General understanding of hacking

    Earning a degree in cybersecurity allows you to focus on building foundational knowledge in these areas, and gaining valuable hands-on experience before you enter the professional industry. 

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