Prepare to meet the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity analysts
Cybersecurity is a broad and growing discipline that intersects with almost every industry. As digital information exchange increasingly becomes the norm, it is critically important to protect systems, networks, programs, and data from attacks and unauthorized access. As a graduate of Penn State’s interdisciplinary online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations program, you can enter the workforce prepared to join the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry, which spans organizations of almost every size and mission.
This online program, offered by the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) in partnership with Penn State World Campus, equips students with the tools needed to become skilled cybersecurity professionals who can recognize, analyze, manage, and eliminate risks related to a wide range of threats. As a student in the program, you can learn to anticipate and identify threats, clearly articulate potential impacts to stakeholders, and ensure the safety of digital information.
Why Study Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations at Penn State?
This online cybersecurity program has a strong foundation in programming and mathematics. It teaches the essential concepts of cyber defense and analytics to create a holistic understanding of adversarial strategies and effective countermeasures. The program focuses on helping students develop the knowledge and skills needed to critically assess and respond to security threats including system hacking, data breaches, theft of personal information, and cyberattacks by terrorist groups or other aggressors.