Experts have predicted that the demand for security specialists will double over the next few years. A career that barely existed two decades ago has become one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 36-percent employment growth for this profession by 2022.
In these days of ever-expanding technology, the role of the network security professional has become essential for protecting consumers, businesses, government agencies, and citizens in general. Effective network security requires identifying threats of all types and creating the most effective strategy to stop them. In addition to software and hardware knowledge, it also includes educating employees about their security responsibilities.
ECE 5484: Computer System Architecture
Prerequisites: Knowledge of programming languages such as Java, C, C++, or C#; offered fall, spring, summer
ECE 5585: Information Technology Security & Trust I
Prerequisites: ECE 5484; offered fall
ECE 5586: Information Technology Security & Trust II
Prerequisites: ECE 5585; offered spring
Virginia Tech has more than 15 years of serving as an industry leader in online master of information technology programs, and was recently ranked #2 in U.S. News & World Report, along with the following distinctions:
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