Lackawanna College Now Offering Online Cyber Security Degree
SCRANTON, Pa. – Apr. 23, 2019 – Lackawanna College is pleased to announce the launch of a new 100% online Cyber Security associate degree starting in Fall 2019. The program addresses a 3 million and growing global cyber security staffing shortage. This shortage of IT professionals dedicated to cyber security is leaving businesses open to cyber security attacks. Without properly trained staffing, corporations will continue to experience major security breaches that compromise consumer data and cost millions of dollars.
Lackawanna’s new Cyber Security program curriculum is structured around guidelines set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). These diverse guidelines identify security best practices in all aspects of information technology, which includes computer networks, databases, operating systems and software development. By following the NSA and DHS guidelines, Lackawanna College is positioning itself to become recognized as a CAE-CD educational institution.
“The new curriculum can be considered a computer science degree with an emphasis on security. Because the program covers the main computer science components, it not only exposes the student to information security career opportunities but also opportunities in network architecture, application development, database administration and system administration,” said John Bradigan, Director of the Lackawanna College Cyber Security program.
For more information on the degree, go to: https://www.lackawanna.edu/academics/majors-and-certificates/associate/cyber-security/
About Lackawanna College:
Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.