There have been several widely-publicized instances of information security breaches at major companies. Most recently, a hacker was able to infiltrate LinkedIn and then publish 6.5 million hashed passwords from the popular professional networking site to a password-cracking forum.
This serves as a reminder to us all that we need to be careful with our passwords and avoid using the same password on different sites. It’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest news surrounding these breaches to ensure you’re not affected.
To help combat these threats and other cyber-attacks, information security professionals need to be experts in their fields. Florida Tech is making it convenient for professionals to expand their security knowledge by offering new master’s degree and graduate certificate programs in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.
These 100% online programs are designed for professionals who already have a technical background and wish to hone their cybersecurity expertise. Students can finish the certificate program and add the respected credential to their resume in as little as eight months.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates this career field will grow by 22% through 2020. As society continues to rely on online and mobile technology, we’ll need these talented and educated professionals to protect our personal and confidential information.