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Northeastern Illinois University BS in Cybersecurity
Northeastern Illinois University

BS in Cybersecurity

Chicago, USA

4 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 22,726 / per year



Cybersecurity is an emerging science that concerns the protection of assets through assessing the vulnerabilities of cybersystems and creating incident response strategies to promptly countermeasure adversaries attacks. A wide range of knowledge and practical skills is needed to design and maintain the security of information systems and underlying infrastructures.

Program Benefits

The Cybersecurity major covers fundamental and advanced security topics to prepare graduates for joining the cybersecurity workforce or starting and successfully completing a master’s degree in Cybersecurity or related fields. In addition to the fundamentals of programming, data structures, and algorithms, students who complete the program will learn cryptography and its applications, networking and network security, operating systems and security, Internet and application security, security auditing, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, incident response and enterprise security frameworks, and digital forensics. Hands-on laboratories are an essential component of the security courses, where students put the learned knowledge into practice.


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