According to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, cybersecurity involves protecting information by preventing, detecting and responding to attacks. Society relies on the Internet for communication and to store personal, financial, health and government records. Securing these systems is critical to our privacy, economy and national security.
Southeast is the only university in Missouri and one of fewer than 50 in the country to offer a cybersecurity bachelor’s degree. The new, dynamic major prepares you to be a leader in the protection of information systems.
Our innovative program utilizes courses such as telecommunications, computer science and mathematics along with vital courses including information assurance, computer forensics, network security and cryptography. You learn to use technology to secure and defend information systems.
Graduates will be able to:
- Protect an organization’s vital information and assets
- Implement cybersecurity best practices and risk management
- Understand and develop software to minimize vulnerabilities
- Manage extensive cybersecurity projects
- Integrate stable network monitoring and present real-time security solutions
- Analyze persistent threats and arrange counter measures
- Conduct risk and liability assessments of information systems
- Examine cyber crimes and support recovery of operations
- Create, revise and communicate organizational cybersecurity strategies