Are you the type of person who is interested in looking under the hood to solve a technological challenge? As an Applied Cyber Analytics major, you will not only learn how to configure a firewall, but your analytics training will allow you to analyze the firewall data and trends quicker to solve cyber security challenges.
- Written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Analytical thinking
- Interpersonal relations and teamwork
- Technological skills including Microsoft Excel
- Computer network protection
What You’ll Learn
Receiving training in both data analytics and cyber security, you will gain an understanding of the cyber domain and its unique datasets and business intelligence needs.
Applied cyber analytics students learn to work smarter, not harder utilizing tools such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to see patterns in cyber detection. During your program, you’ll obtain three of the four fastest growing cyber security skills needed in the workplace: cloud security, risk management and threat intelligence. And with the breadth of your training, you are qualified to pursue jobs in cyber security, data analytics and cyber analytics.
With billions of attempted intrusions worldwide and millions of system and network events logged daily in the average organization, you’ll learn how to interpret this data to properly defend, respond and investigate these threats.
Students will also receive relevant coursework in mathematics, statistics, business analytics, information systems, data mining, machine learning, policy, law and ethics.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports there were 131,000 ‘Information Security Analyst’ jobs in 2019 with a median annual wage of $92.6K, but predicts a 31% increase over the next decade (much faster than average job growth).
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Incident Responder
- Digital Forensics Investigator
- Security Administrator
- Cyber Security/Information Security Specialist
- Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
- Penetration Tester
- Data Security Analyst
- Application Security Engineer
Types of Coursework
- Programming Languages with Scripting
- Network Security
- Operating Systems Security
- Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
- Cyber Analytics
- Cloud Computing
- Introduction to Programming and Data Management in R
- Business Analytics and Intelligence
- Visualization in Business Analytics
- Applied Big Data with Machine Learning
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