Protecting against cyber attacks and information theft has become increasingly important. Employers are looking for individuals trained in cybersecurity with in-depth theoretical knowledge relevant to the technological issues of the day, along with the intelligence to continually face tomorrow’s challenges as they develop. Through Cairn’s cybersecurity major, you’ll develop the skills and understanding necessary for a career in ensuring safety and security in our use of technology.
Fall 2021 undergraduate start date: August 30, 2021
Why Study Cybersecurity?
In 2020, the United States government suffered one of the biggest electronic attacks in history, resulting in the theft of an unimaginable amount of email and proprietary data. Years before that, a major credit reporting agency suffered an attack that resulted in the theft of hundreds of millions of credit card and social security numbers. Attacks like these are what those in the field of cybersecurity protect us against.
Cybersecurity offers a particular skill set for protecting computer systems from technological attacks. You’ll learn programming with an emphasis on developing software that limits the potential of vulnerabilities. In today’s highly competitive and technology-driven economy, cybersecurity job opportunities abound in corporate, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and ministry settings. You’ll hold a position that companies rely on.
Why Study Cybersecurity at Cairn?
- Earn a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in as few as five years, all while qualifying for undergraduate financial aid.
- Learn computer programming and networking with an emphasis on protecting against cyber threats and attacks.
- Distinguished by a unique blend of theory and business application, Cairn’s cybersecurity program is continually updated to reflect present industry conditions. Students practice the same hands-on tasks regularly faced by professionals in the workplace.
- Through biblical integration, courses highlight the relationships between programming, security, and people.
- Students will graduate with a portfolio of professional-level projects they can showcase to future employers. A capstone or internship project will carry skills from the classroom to the workplace.
- Small class sizes enable personalized mentorship and meaningful relationships with professors, who have decades of industry experience.
- Network engineer
- Security administrator
- Cybersecurity analyst
- Digital forensics expert
- Cyber warfare engineer
- Identity and access management (IAM) specialist
- Data loss prevention architect