Advance technological innovation and security solutions.
New for fall 2019
Cybersecurity is increasingly important to society at every level—individuals and families, small firms, large corporations, non-profit organizations, and the government. Cyber threats, both domestic and international, are driving the demand for data professionals to defend against and respond to attacks.
High demand also exists for professionals that can innovate and create connections between technologies. In January 2018, Cyberbit stated in a ESG Brief that “46% of organizations now claim that they have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills, which is up significantly from last year when just more than one-quarter (28%) of respondents categorized their lack of cybersecurity skills as problematic.” Growth in emerging fields such as blockchain, cybersecurity, big data, user experience, machine learning, and the “Internet of Things” requires a workforce with the balance of soft and hard skills provided by a liberal arts education.
Rivier’s Cybersecurity Management program addresses the challenges associated with cybersecurity and technological innovation, preparing students for careers such as cyber incident responder, information security analyst, and vulnerability assessor, across many industries, including financial firms, insurance companies, hospitals. In addition to technical skills, the program develops students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, as well as advancing their information literacy and intercultural knowledge. In other words, it is not only the technical knowledge that is needed, but it is the soft skills as noted by Frost and Sullivan in “Big Data” Analytics in Network Security: “In advanced security analytics, the value comes from the people. Software does not provide the answers; it provides the tools and delivers the data needed to discover answers.”
Graduates will be workforce ready and well-positioned for success in the competitive job market and for graduate study at the master’s and doctoral levels.
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Department of Business
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B.S. in Cybersecurity Management graduates can pursue roles as:
- Cyber incident responders
- Electronic forensics investigators
- Ethical hackers
- Information security analysts
- Mobile device data specialists
- Network security specialists
- Security policy administrators
- System administrators
- Vulnerability assessors
Note: Some careers may require additional credentialing and/or graduate study.
Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with career or major planning, internship options, job search information, and graduate school exploration. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the Center’s webpage.