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Consumers, businesses and government rely on the Internet and web services for information and communications. Managing the transfer of data and access to the Internet requires reliability, privacy and security in cyberspace. In our digital world, an attack on one computer may affect multiple systems. Unauthorized access may result in financial loss, release of confidential information, damaged computer facilities, costly staff time to restore operations, embarrassment by cyber vandals and diminished reputation.
Organizations use systems security professionals to design, configure, implement, manage, support and secure reliable computer systems that provide security and privacy to businesses and consumers. The responsibilities of professionals in this field have increased in recent years as cyber attacks have become more sophisticated.1 Employees with skills and knowledge in systems security have become part of many information technology infrastructure teams.
The Information Systems and Cybersecurity program in the School of Information Technology at ITT Technical Institute exposes students to fundamental knowledge and skills utilized in entry-level positions involving information systems and cybersecurity. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, various computer and network safeguarding solutions, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures.
This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving information security.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 edition.