Over the last decade, the tremendous growth of Computer Networks, Cloud and Fog computing, Mobile Applications, IoT, etc. have led to almost connecting everything to the internet. This technology revolution has brought significant security and privacy concerns that forced governments, corporations, and individuals to take cybersecurity into consideration when using any aspect of computing technology and devices. Currently, there is a shortage of 2.93 million Cyber Security professionals worldwide, according to ISC2. Moreover, the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics also adds that there will be a 28% job increase in this field by 2026.
The Cybersecurity Bachelor program was introduced in 2021 and is designed to cope with the intensive needs of cybersecurity professionals in the industry. In this program, students will improve a solid understanding of protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems assets, such as information and services. The program will help students find good opportunities at different companies and organizations with cybersecurity needs.
The graduate of the B.Sc. in cybersecurity will be able to pursue a wide range of jobs. The cybersecurity careers are (but not limited to): - Information Security Manager - Cybersecurity Analyst - Penetration Tester or Ethical Hacker - Cryptographer - Security Officer - Privacy Officer - Security Consultant.
One of the reasons behind the growth of cybersecurity careers is the continuous rising of vulnerabilities and attacks. Because of these attacks, the global economy's estimated loss is about $400 billion per year. As a result, governments (including U.S. Government), organizations, and companies in the world consider cybersecurity a top priority. Therefore, protecting information, networks, and systems is no longer optional. This ensures the continuous demand for cybersecurity professionals.