The Cybersecurity major is designed to prepare professionals in security and information assurance, including protecting systems and the data they hold.
The Cybersecurity major focuses on fundamentals of security, security policy, and implementing technical solutions to computer security problems. Beyond this, the student learns why data is so necessary to business functionality, and how to protect the critical infrastructures used in modern organizations.
The Cybersecurity major will be available starting in fall 2017.
Point of Pride
The School of Information Technology is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security through 2020.
Why study Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity emphasizes securing data and the computer networks and systems that house it.
The degree prepares students in areas such as security fundamentals, cryptography, penetration testing, security defenses, and forensics. It focuses on the use of current tools and techniques, and on managing security risks. This requires familiarity with computer hardware, software, and programming, as well as networking fundamentals.
It also requires an understanding of business requirements and the value of company information.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!