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Help Protect the World’s Computing and Information Systems
If you can envision yourself helping to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, control, availability, and utility of the world’s computing and information systems infrastructure, National University’s MS in Cybersecurity program will give you the technical and managerial skills you need to achieve your career aspirations.
In this rigorous online curriculum, we challenge our students to design, build and implement the computing and systems that address the major issues our society is wrestling with. It’s a professionally focused degree for those who endeavor to help secure the world’s computer and information systems infrastructure.
In this industry-current program, you’ll have a choice of two specializations – Ethical Hacking and Pen Testing or Enterprise Cybersecurity Management. Whichever path you choose, NU’s MS in Cybersecurity is designed to address the pressing need for open jobs worldwide.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has designated National University as a National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through 2028. More information on the National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cybersecurity program can be found here: https://www.nsa.gov/Academics/Centers-of-Academic-Excellence/
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
National University students are encouraged to joint our Cyber Team [email protected] The cyber team apply the knowledge and skills they gain in class by competing in challenging cyber competitions like the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Collegiate Pentest Competition, National Cyber League, and Cyberforce Competition. These competitions also allow students to demonstrate their skills to potential employers.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of National University’s master’s in cybersecurity program, graduates will be able to:
- Devise a mitigation plan against both external and internal vulnerabilities to enterprise computer infrastructures and sensitive digital assets
- Analyze and evaluate multiple risk assessment methods and strategies
- Compare and contrast the legal and ethical aspects of cybersecurity at the federal, state, and international level
- Assess and summarize the legal and ethical requirements of a cybersecurity professional
- Integrate project management skills to produce a cybersecurity solution
- Evaluate the results of a security assessment to assess the security status of a network or computer system
- Conduct in-depth research into a specific CSIA topic, including finding and integrating relevant research results of others
- Integrate systems-level infrastructure thinking into CSIA problem identification and resolution and effectively communicate the solution
Our four-week courses and online options work with your schedule to get the most out of our MS in Cybersecurity program. You could start as early as next month!
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“Balance life and business – may seem difficult but it’s not impossible. Stick with it and great things will follow.”
– Christopher Simpson, Academic Program Director, Master of Science in Cybersecurity
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“The MS Cybersecurity program was an awesome technical experience! It was great to get actual real-world experience for the skills you are learning, as well as the key business components that relate to the such as project management, presentation, and teamwork.”
– Jonathan Race, Class of 2018, Founding Cyber Team Captain
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