Help the World Withstand Cyber Warfare
More and more, we rely on a wide array of cyber networks to run our daily lives. These networks house sensitive personal and commercial data causing a need for protection from attacks. This specialization is focused on just that – security of information. This is your chance to make an impact in the continuing transformation of our society through technology.
By focusing your Master’s degree in Information Assurance on the Cyber Security Specialization, you will learn the fundamentals of securing networks with specific courses on database security, enterprise risk management and policy, and digital forensics. Classes can be taken online, on campus, or a combination of both.
Find out more about our Master of Science in Information Assurance with a specialization in Cyber Security. Request more information or call us at 877-820-0581 to speak to an admissions counselor.
What is Cyber Security?
Also known as computer security or IT security, cyber security is the protection of information belonging to and transferred between computing devices, like computers, smartphones, and tablets, as well as entire computer networks.
Why is Cyber Security Important?
Cyber security is crucial to individuals and entire industries. For families, protection of their personal and financial information, such as Social Security numbers, bank accounts, and credit card numbers, ensures their information cannot be used maliciously. Cyber crime techniques include malware and phishing for access to private data to fraudulently open credit cards and steal from online accounts.
Information security of business and government data are vital to the stability of our world’s economies and societies. The battle for data can be truly described as cyber warfare, as companies, especially larger financial institutes and retailers, are attacked constantly for access to their customer data. Businesses worldwide, along with governments and militaries, develop and employ countermeasure techniques to proactively mitigate cyber attack.
Greater access to each other has simultaneously opened us up to more criminals. Even the benefit of access that online learning has brought to education has a paradox with added vulnerabilities to students, teachers, and administrators through their online activities. The speed of technology’s evolution has also created the challenge for security to keep up with it, while the demand for cyber security is growing as fast our online communities.
Cyber Crime’s Financial Impact
A report published by The Center for Strategic and International Studies and McAfee, part of Intel Security, says, “…the likely annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime is more than $445 billion, including both the gains to criminals and the costs to companies for recovery and defense. A conservative estimate would be $375 billion in losses, while the maximum could be as much as $575 billion.”
Start Your Career in Cyber Defense
A Master’s Degree in Information Assurance from Regis University will provide you the necessary skills to help keep lives safe online and in the real world for today and the generations to come. Request more information online or call us at 877-820-0581 to speak to an admission counselor.
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