Boise State University’s master of science in Cybersecurity will enhance student’s ability to understand and combat cybercrime and protect their communities. The demand for career-ready cybersecurity professionals is constantly growing.
According to a recent report from the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho job openings for cybersecurity professionals have increased 160% since 2015 (Eke, 2021). This demand is driven by the ever-growing frequency and sophistication of cybercriminals and nation-states seeking to infiltrate networks, corrupt user equipment, and steal private information.
With three unique emphases, a master of science in cybersecurity will prepare students for a wide range of cyber careers:
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