• Location: Houghton, MI
  • Department: : College of Computing, Center for Cybersecurity
  • Degree Programs: MS, Cybersecurity; BS, Cybersecurity
  • Key Contact: Guy C. Hembroff, Director
  • Research Areas: Trusted Software Engineering (TSE); Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP); Network Security Management (NSM)
  • Wikipedia link: Michigan Tech
  • Website: www.mtu.edu

Program Overview:

Defenders of the Digital Frontier:

  • The demand for cybersecurity experts has never been greater. Every day, hackers and cyber criminals launch new, more sophisticated computer viruses, malware, and scams that threaten the data our society relies on. In fact, a 2018 report from cybersecurity firm McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), estimates that cybercrime costs the global economy $600 billion a year. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at Michigan Tech aims to be part of the solution to the nation’s cybersecurity workforce needs. At Michigan Tech you’ll develop next-generation cyber skills to confront emerging cyber threats.
  • You’ll acquire theoretical knowledge and practical know-how to strategically assess, plan, design, and implement effective cybersecurity defenses. You’ll learn best practices and techniques for software development, data assets design, and the management and protection of valuable computing infrastructure. You’ll develop trusted software systems in an enterprise team environment. And you’ll understand the social, ethical, legal, and policy aspects of cybersecurity.
  • According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. employers in the private and public sectors posted an estimated 313,735 job openings in the cybersecurity profession between September 2017 and August 2018. That’s in addition to the 715,000-plus cybersecurity workers currently employed around the country. And employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.