July 16, 2013
Central Washington University in
Ellensburg announced yesterday the addition of a cybersecurity minor to their Department of Information Technology
and Administrative Management.
The 24-credit program teaches students how to identify
information-system vulnerabilities, track cybercriminals and create adequate defense solutions. It is the first
program of its kind offered entirely online in Washington state. It’s available on CWU’s main campus
within the minor include cyberterrorism, digital forensics, cyber attack and defense, cybercrime and risk
management. The program trains students to enter the workforce with a strategic or tactical focus. Strategic
professions such as information-system managers develop security policies. Tactical professionals are the actual
cyber defenders against cyber threats.
these industries are hiring right now. Cyber security is one of the fastest growing professions in the country.
According to Burning Glass, a labor market analytics firm that collects data from online job sites, listings for
cyber security positions rose 73 percent from 2007 to 2012.