A Job-Ready Program Placing Students in an In-Demand Field
Combining elements of NVCC’s Criminal Justice and Computer Information Systems programs, the cyber security program offers
students a strong grounding in understanding the investigative nature of cyber security in the criminal justice realm as well as gaining technical skills in computer science networking and programming. Many classes are mapped to support industry certification testing after course completion, including CompTIA Network+, Security+ and Project+.
According to the 2015 Travelers Business Risk Index which surveyed 1,210 business risk managers, “cyber security has moved near the top of the list of concerns for business leaders in the past year.” The study goes on to estimate that one in 10 business believe they have experienced a cyber-attack and this number rises to 1 in 5 for large businesses. (Travelers Business Risk Index, 2015, pgs. 2, 3, 10)
“Even if the industry was able to fill the estimated 1.5 million open cyber security jobs by 2020, we’d still have a skills crisis in security,” said Marc van Zadelhoff, head of IBM Security in a May 10, 2016 Fortune article on Cyber Security.