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The masters in cyber security program concludes with the culminating course Cyber Security Program Development, which exposes students to the legal and ethical challenges, policies, frameworks and methodologies for building an effective comprehensive cyber security program. Through this hands-on experience, students learn to manage and lead in identifying hardware, software and application requirements for the security of intellectual property, customer data and resources of an organization.

Students can expect to engage in the following course topics:

  • Enterprise Security Infrastructure Design
  • Technology Implementation of Security Solutions
  • Penetration Testing and Risk Management
  • Enterprise Cyber Law and Compliance Strategies
  • Innovation in Security Frameworks

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program was developed with industry guidance to produce highly skilled, well-equipped cybersecurity professionals. As an increasing number of cyberattacks and information security threats hit our nation, expert cybersecurity professionals are in significant demand by government agencies, defense firms, financial services and companies in a wide range of industries that handle private data.

Students will gain knowledge in defending digital spaces, computer environments, networks and sensitive information from malicious software developers and hackers. This program teaches and assesses competency in all aspects of defensive and offensive cybersecurity, cyber law and cyber ethics.

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CAREER OUTCOMES 

Play an Invaluable Role in an Organization's Security

Potential career opportunities with a cyber security degree include corporate information security officer (CISO), corporate security officer (CSO), director of security, senior security engineer/architect, security manager, senior security application developer and information security analyst. These cyber security roles are industry-broad as graduates are well-prepared to work69923A in all industries, such as health care, finance and government.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

This cybersecurity program offers the opportunity for students skilled in technology and security-based fields to move into a specialized career in cybersecurity. As one of the few cybersecurity programs in the nation, GCU’s master’s program trains students to use current, open source and advanced techniques in digital forensics, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and exploitation techniques–along with other software and applications–to protect an organization’s systems, data, processes and people.

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SECURE, PROTECT AND MANAGE A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

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In the workplace and at home, we continue to become increasingly connected through digital devices and data. Security talent is essential for enterprises, small businesses, consumers and the government to protect these technological systems and digital information from cyber threats and attacks. This means the cybersecurity industry demands more trained and skilled professionals to secure these entities.

Grand Canyon University's (GCU) College of Science, Engineering and Technology addresses rapid technological and innovative advancements in relation to cybersecurity by offering industry-informed IT degree programs. As a graduate of IT or cybersecurity, you will have the preparation and education to pursue a career in:

Information Technology: The 2017 median pay for computer and information systems managers was $139,220 annually. The job outlook between 2016 and 2026 is projected to increase by 12 percent (faster than average)1.

Cybersecurity: The 2017 median pay for information security analysts was $95,510 annually. The job outlook between 2016 and 2026 is projected to increase by 28% percent (much faster than average)2.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Career and Studies (NICCS) lists various types of job opportunities in cyber security3.

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2 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm
3 https://niccs.us-cert.gov/workforce-development

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THE MASTER'S OF CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM »

The masters in cyber security program concludes with the culminating course Cyber Security Program Development, which exposes students to the legal and ethical challenges, policies, frameworks and methodologies for building an effective comprehensive cyber security program. Through this hands-on experience, students learn to manage and lead in identifying hardware, software and application requirements for the security of intellectual property, customer data and resources of an organization.

Students can expect to engage in the following course topics:

  • Enterprise Security Infrastructure Design
  • Technology Implementation of Security Solutions
  • Penetration Testing and Risk Management
  • Enterprise Cyber Law and Compliance Strategies
  • Innovation in Security Frameworks

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in 
Cybersecurity

GCU's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity degree trains you to problem solve using technology and computer programming, while also leveraging previous experience or approved certifications. A security capstone project and applied, hands-on activities prepare you to enter the fast-growing, in-demand field of cybersecurity and information technology. You will gain an in-depth understanding and theoretical knowledge in cyber operations planning and execution, cybercrime and cyber law, as well as digital forensic investigations, security architecture, information assurance and secure system administration.

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