You probably have a friend who had her email account hacked, or you know of a company that had its data stolen and published online, never mind the virus from an outside source that infected your laptop. The protection of our virtual data is a rising concern in today’s world, and a growing demand for information security professionals parallels it. In fact, a 2009 report on workforce trends by Foote Partners, LLC, a Florida-based research consultancy, predicts the demand will only increase.
Designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, NYU-Poly offers a program that allows you to earn an NSA-approved certificate in information security (NSTISSI 4011: Information Security). Covering topics such as network management and security, as well as principles of communication networks and computer architecture, the program ensures you have a strong grasp of the issues facing information security today, raising your value in the workplace.
To receive this certificate, you must be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or telecommunication or electrical engineering.