What is Cybersecurity

WHAT IS CYBERSECURITY?

Information stored on computer networks is among a company’s most valuable assets. Yet, intruders can gain access to computer networks via any connection to the outside world or even within the office.

Every business will have a need for security. No matter how large or small, an intruder can disrupt operations or take information that is vital to the success of the business. Some industries traditionally employ security professionals are the Department of Defense (DoD), financial institutions, medical facilities and clinics as well as Utilities.

Acquire the skills to balance and manage the inherent risks of doing business in a networked world while allowing users access to information they need. You will learn to formulate and implement an information security policy, manage information assets and design a successful security infrastructure. You will also get vital hands-on experience in defending against attack and intrusion, and disaster recovery preparation. The AS in Cybersecurity maps to the roles in two major areas: Operate and Maintain and Protect and Defend.

Entry Level Roles include:

  • Cybersecurity Specialist/Technician
  • Cyber Crime Analyst/Investigator
  • Incident Analyst/Responder
  • IT Auditor
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The cyber security unemployment rate is at 0%, and there could actually be 3.5 million unfilled positions by 2021.

(Source: CSO)

The cost of cyber crime is expected to reach over $2 trillion by 2019.

(Source: Juniper Research)

$3 billion were lost in the last three years through email scams sent to over 400 companies every day.

(Source: Symantec)

CSO salaries are increasing at a rate of 30% as companies compete for competent tech officers with industry certification.

(Source: Forbes)

Over 60% of Americans are willing to pay a ransom for internet extortion, almost twice as much as the global 34%.

(Source: Symantec)

Experts predict 24% growth in the cyber security industry over the next seven years.

(Source: CSO)

Over 75% of all legitimate websites contain unpatched vulnerabilities.

(Source: Symantec)

Phishing scams target businesses: corporate email accounts are six times more likely to be targeted than personal ones.

(Source: Panda Security)

2 billion personal records stolen were stolen in the U.S. in 2016, 100 million of which were medical records.

(Source: CNBC)

Over 40% of cyber attacks target small businesses.

(Source: Small Business Trends)

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