Cybersecurity

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Cyberspace is a dynamic and evolving ecosystem, with complex, multifaceted networks that connect individuals, organizations and national and international entities. However, cyberspace's expansion presents new weaknesses to exploit, making it vulnerable to intrusion and exploitation. Cyber threats and vulnerabilities have grown exponentially with the explosion of technology and connectedness, affecting individuals, organizations, and nations alike. Through a major in cybersecurity, Assumption College will train the next generation of individuals who will seek to thwart and respond to cyber threats and attacks.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2016 Internet Crime Report, millions in the United States are the victims of Internet crimes each year and it receives, on average 800 complaints, per day. The Report also shares that losses due to email scams, identify theft, ransomware attacks, tech support fraud losses and other nefarious activity generated $1.33 billion in victim losses in 2016, the latest year for which statistics are available.

Assumption’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity offers a technology-based education, using methods in computing and information science, engineering, social science and technology management that also foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital information economy. 

In January, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 28-percent growth for information security analyst positions, rating the field with “much faster than average” growth.The Bureau reports that the latest median annual wage for analysts is $92,600. The highest concentration of jobs in this industry are found in Mid-Atlantic area, including Washington, D.C.

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