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What Sets Saint Leo’s Cybersecurity Program Apart?

 

Here are five features that make Saint Leo’s new master’s degree program in cybersecurity different and why they are important to your career success.

If you’re an information technology professional, recent statistics about cybercrime may not surprise you.

Last year, over $400 billion was spent worldwide on cybersecurity breaches. Forty million Americans had personal information stolen. And 97 percent of small to mid-size businesses were hacked.*

As alarming as those statistics are, according to Saint Leo University’s Dr. Vyas Krishnan, there’s something even more disturbing: these threats are only the tip of the iceberg.

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5 Reasons SLU's Cybersecurity Program Is Right For You

 
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As the hiring frenzy for cybersecurity professionals continues, Saint Leo’s new master's degree in cybersecurity prepares students for these in-demand careers.

Target. P.F. Chang. Neiman Marcus. Michaels. Sally Beauty.

The list of companies that have fallen victim to data breaches involving customers’ credit and debit accounts grows every day.

Private businesses are not the lone victims of cybercrime. Government agencies, health care, finance, law enforcement agencies and academia all need information security professionals who can protect their data assets.

“There is increasing demand for specialized security professionals to protect the computing resources, intellectual properties and security of our organizations and country,” says Dr. Vyas Krishnan, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems in Saint Leo’s Donald R. Tapia School of Business.

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Cybersecurity Reality Check: 6 No-Brainer Tips

 
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If you’re an online student, your computer is your lifeline to your coursework. So you must be vigilant to prevent it from being hacked.

If you’re enrolled in an online degree program edging closer each term to earning your college degree, then you might want to offer a nod of thanks to Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Who?

For all of you trivia buffs, he’s the British computer scientist who created the World Wide Web, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of his invention. His brainchild made the Internet truly accessible and useful, changing the world, including how people teach and learn.

As a result, students such as you have the opportunity to earn your degree on your own time, from the comfort of your own home.

The Web is a powerful communications medium. But just as you snap on a seat belt in your car or on an airplane before taking a trip, you need to take precautions while traveling online to keep your computer protected.

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