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The global need for IT professionals trained in cyber protection and data preservation has grown exponentially over the past decade. With demand rising, corporations and organizations of all kinds are seeking IT professionals skilled in the vital areas of computer protection and network security.

Elmhurst’s accelerated major in cyber security is designed for individuals and working professionals who wish to increase their practical knowledge of cyber security, information systems auditing, IT consulting, corporate security and systems analysis and design.

The accelerated major leads to a bachelor of arts degree; Elmhurst also offers a certificate program in cyber security.

As a cyber security student, you’ll develop the skills required to recognize security breaches, analyze and investigate cybercrime issues, apply risk evaluation and prepare a prevention and recovery plan. You’ll learn how to design and build a security infrastructure within an organization. And you’ll emerge from the program with a strong foundation of technology skills, fully prepared for success in any work environment.

The program is offered entirely online through the Elmhurst College Online Center, and you can complete the accelerated major in as little as two years. To earn the bachelor's degree, you will also need to complete certain requirements in the Elmhurst College Integrated Curriculum.

The cyber security program at Elmhurst College falls under the framework of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium’s Common Body of Knowledge—a collection of topics relevant to information system security professionals and used to assess the level of mastery required to obtain professional certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®).

If you have any further questions about Elmhurst's cyber security program, please contact us.

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