CWU Adds New Cybersecurity Program

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

as well.


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.