The University of Southern Utah holds a one year online Master´s course in Cyber Security and Information Assurance. Did you know that there is an increase in demand for specialists in cyber security? In fact 42% of organizations are searching for qualified I.T. professionals with an emphasis in cyber security. This makes the online Master´s in Cyber Security and Information Assurance from The University of Southern Utah a great Master´s in preparation for the demands of a booming industry. More and more businesses, organizations and government bodies are looking for professionals to protect agains online cyber attacks and fraud.

Cyber crime is becoming a more popular means of committing online offenses as the privacy and ambiguity of the internet provide the cloak to carry out things like fraud, hacking, cyber bullying, online stalking and phishing attacks. It is no wonder that this industry has high demand for experts in the field. The chart below shows exactly how much money was lost in cyber attacks in the U.S relevant to specific sectors.

Statistic: Average annual costs caused by cyber crime in the United States as of August 2015, by industry sector (in million U.S. dollars) | Statista

The online Master´s degree looks to prepare students through coursework in subjects such as counter intelligence, defense, homeland security, law enforcement and computer forensics. Students will be given instructions to familiarize themselves with various operating systems and methods to counteract cyber terrorism and how to operate secure information systems with skills on how to develop advanced security policies with advanced cryptography. Students will be preparing themselves for a lucrative career with the opportunity to learn cutting edge technologies that will make a difference in the world.

The University of Southern Utah is holding a webinar on the 12th of April 2016 about the Master´s in Cyber Security and Information Assurance. The webinar will give you information regarding the online course structure, career opportunities, and the application process. The online interactive event will be held by the course directors and you can ask any questions you may have regarding the course. To register for the free event fill in the form below: [wufoo username=”web2present” formhash=”zuwxa0e1xeiaik” autoresize=”true” height=”519″ header=”show” ssl=”true”]