Online BS in Global Cybersecurity
Be the Best Defense Against Cybercrime
As technology’s role in society skyrockets, so does the need for trustworthy, well-trained cybersecurity professionals in nearly every industry. Rosemont’s online Bachelor of Science in Global Cybersecurity equips you with the technical expertise necessary to succeed in this ever-changing and in-demand field.
Our program delves into human behavior and psychology, providing valuable insight into why hackers commit cybercrime, and how you can influence employees to protect your company’s valuable data. Students also develop a strong understanding of business systems and processes, so you can make efficient, effective decisions when considering the best defense against any given threat.
You’ll learn to approach cybersecurity both proactively and reactively, using a toolbox filled with technical skills, business savvy, and an understanding of human behavior. Our faculty are experienced security experts from both the public and private sectors who regularly work with and teach adult learners.
And when you’re ready to further advance your career, we also offer a master’s degree in Global Cybersecurity.
Applying is Straightforward and Free
Rosemont has been supporting students like you to advance their lives, and those of their families, through education since 1921. We believe a quality education should be affordable and attainable, and our application process reflects this commitment. Applying is easy, and free. And we’ll only need a few supporting documents to make sure Rosemont is the best fit for you. Click here to learn about how to apply and associated requirements.
Three Certificates in One Degree
Our bachelor’s degree in Global Cybersecurity is delivered online in convenient seven-week sessions designed specifically for working adults. The program is structured to allow you to stack three professional certificates together to complete your degree.
- Foundations of Information Security
Foundations of Information Security will give you the framework and language to understand what is considered an information security problem. This includes understanding the essential properties of information security—confidentiality, integrity, and availability—as well as ways to implement controls that ensure that network data is protected from hackers. Coursework will teach you to evaluate existing control frameworks and apply them appropriately for your employer’s environment.
- Foundations of Security Operations
To earn this certificate, you will learn to assess people, processes, and technology to continuously monitor and improve an organization’s security. You’ll learn to proactively identify attacks through understanding of both attack strategy and lifecycle, in addition to how to assess a potential threat. You’ll build strong network architectures designed to prevent security breaches. You’ll also gain an understanding of how to respond to attacks when they happen, including a strong foundation in planning so that incidents can be handled quickly and successfully when they occur.
- Foundations of Software Security
Cybersecurity professionals build security measures into software before it is ever subjected to hackers. Understanding how to protect information from the start of the development process all the way through deployment of software will go a long way to making it harder for cybercriminals to access information assets. With this certificate, you’ll learn to program software securely through strong programming foundations including problem-solving during the development process, testing, threat modeling, and management of the testing process. You’ll also learn about cloud security and how to keep a software deployment secure.
Skills and Outcomes
- Identify and apply methods to locate and resolve security issues in networks and computer systems to determine appropriate measures to protect IT infrastructure.
- Compare methods to design, develop, test, and evaluate secure software.
- Interpret policies and procedures to manage enterprise security risks.
- Explain human roles in security systems with an emphasis on ethics, social engineering vulnerabilities, and training.
- Demonstrate the means to investigate security incidents.
- Compare and contrast different strategies for implementing security within a Software/Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
- Apply methodologies to combat attackers from intrusion or other suspicious attempts to gain unauthorized access to a system and its resources.
- Classify threats, protect data, and respond to attacks that occur over the internet.
- Explain risk analyses, security policies, and damage assessments.
- Show techniques to audit operating systems’ security in a diverse environment with both traditional, on-premises assets as well as those hosted with service providers.
- List contingency operations that include administrative planning process for incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning within information security.
Look Forward to a Successful Career
As a growing number of companies depend on cybersecurity professionals to prevent and solve security breaches, cybersecurity proves to be a lucrative field. In fact, employment in this industry is expected to increase by 33% by 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual salary for a cybersecurity professional is $103,590.
Graduates of Rosemont’s BS in Global Cybersecurity program will be prepared for a variety of careers, including:
- Security Analyst
- Security Administrator
- Security Engineer
- Computer Network Architect
- Forensic Computer Analyst