Is a cybersecurity certificate right for you?

Learn to Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover with a certificate in cybersecurity

 

The New York transit authority. JBS, the world’s largest meat-packer. Colonial Pipeline, fuel supplier to much of the East Coast. All were victims of computer hackers or ransomware that crippled their operations and wreaked market havoc. And that was just in the first half of 2021.

With cyberattacks making headlines, it’s no surprise the field of cybersecurity is gaining unprecedented attention,  which translates to unprecedented opportunity for those with the skills to detect online threats and to protect against them. Particularly when the computer and information technology profession is anticipated to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average of any other industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. 

An increased need for cybersecurity professionals and unrivaled industry growth make a competitive resume a must, and a graduate certificate like the Regis Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity can get you there. According to a survey conducted by The Computing Technology Industry Association, 93 percent of employers believe certificates are a reliable indicator of effective job performance and 72 percent of employers require certifications for certain job openings. 

 

Cybersecurity certification with working professionals in mind 

Academic certificates have become increasingly popular in recent years, because they offer working professionals the opportunity to refresh their skills without committing to a four-year degree. In fact, a graduate certificate in cybersecurity can be completed in just four eight-week courses. Our certificate has been recognized as a cybersecurity Center for Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The certificate program is eligible for financial aid and offers flexible online and in-person classes that accommodate a working professional’s busy schedule. 

Regis’ faculty are recognized experts with decades of cybersecurity experience in both government and the private sector, which means you’ll be learning the latest principles, practices and technologies from industry thought leaders while advancing your network.  

Our certificate offers students an understanding of subjects, such as computer and network forensics, enterprise assurance; and securing and protecting systems, applications and data. Ultimately students develop the skills needed to detect and protect against cyber threats. What’s more, all the courses in the certificate program are part of Anderson College’s Master of Science in Information and Cyber Security (MSICS) graduate degree, which means each successfully completed course and all credits earned are transferrable to the degree program. 

Feeling inspired to build on your existing information technology skills with our graduate certificate in cybersecurity? Connect with an admissions counselor to discuss your next steps, and discover how you can earn a $500 #RegisInspired scholarship. 


About the author: Christopher M. Garcia serves as an assistant professor, faculty advisor, and program director for the Master of Science in Information and Cyber Security program.  

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