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Nov 27, 2018 | Tiffany McKee

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand and the need continues to rise in the foreseeable future. Projections show that there will be 1.8 million unfilled positions by 2022, according to the 2017 (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study. Cybersecurity job openings have grown three times as fast as other IT jobs. In Maryland, there is a critical need due to the proximity of the Federal Government, the military, and government contractors. Now is the time to prepare yourself for a lucrative career in cybersecurity.

The most common security specialist positions include security systems engineer, security sales engineer, security analyst, penetration tester, forensic analyst, and chief information security officer. Cybersecurity teams are short-staffed and there are not enough professionals to fill these roles. In addition, salaries for these positions continue to rise, specifically in high-demand subdomains of security. It is the perfect opportunity to take the next step in your cybersecurity career preparations.

Cyberattacks are the fastest growing crime in the United States and cybersecurity professionals must adapt to the evolving demands of the field. Earning your degree as well as cybersecurity certifications can help applicants stand out and increase earning potential. Stevenson University Online provides the opportunity for students to obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of cybersecurity and digital forensics. In addition, Stevenson offers a Digital Forensics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program. Graduates will be prepared to evaluate end-to-end computer forensics investigation and prepare digital forensics evidence reports.

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics is developed for working professionals and offered fully online. Students will be provided a unique student learning experience through hands-on application and access to simulation software. Graduates will gain the skills to mitigate the effects on a network infrastructure due to a cyber-attack and to develop security policies for organizations. Our program combines cybersecurity concepts and skills with those of the field of digital forensics, creating an exceptional degree program. Stevenson University is one of the only 15 universities nationwide who hold the status of Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE). 

The master’s in Digital Forensics prepares students to identify, acquire, restore, and analyze electronic data. This program is offered fully online and courses are taught by practicing digital forensic experts with a focus on integration of auditing, computer forensics, and investigative analysis. The Digital Forensics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program can be completed entirely online and is an 18-credit hour program. Graduates of this program will be equipped with the skills to communicate their findings, analysis, and conclusions effectively, especially as expert witnesses during trials. The master’s in Cyber Forensics trains technology professionals to preserve, acquire, analyze, interpret, and document critical forensic findings for use in legal and computer security proceedings. Courses are available fully online and students are given on-campus and remote access to Stevenson’s highly specialized virtual lab.

Stevenson University Online provides students the opportunity to study both cybersecurity and digital forensics while pursuing a career. As technology advances, the capacity for digital crimes to be perpetrated increases. Our online programs address the substantial growth projections for jobs in the cybersecurity field and courses within the programs are taught by practicing cybersecurity and forensics experts. Our graduates receive distinctive learning experiences through Stevenson University Online to position them to become highly qualified and competent industry professionals.

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