As technology becomes more sophisticated and we become increasingly dependent upon the devices that provide us with these technologies, our need for cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our personal data also increases. Cyber criminals and cyber terrorists pose an everyday threat to not only our personal security but our national security. According to statistics from the United States Department of Labor, the field of cybersecurity is projected to increase by 37% through the year 2022 with a median pay of nearly $87,000. From public institutions to private institutions, the demand for these professionals far exceeds the current supply.
At Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), the Cybersecurity Career Studies Certificate (CSC) can provide you with the means to develop the skills and knowledge needed to embark on a successful career within the field of cybersecurity. The CSC can be completed alone in one year or combined with an Associates Degree in Information Systems Technology (IST) and completed within two years. Upon graduating, you can potentially further your education by pursuing a Bachelors Degree or a Masters Degree in Cybersecurity or by choosing employment in the Cybersecurity field.
The Cybersecurity instructors at Lord Fairfax Community College strive to incorporate into their classes the latest technologies and methods that a security defender must exercise to thwart attackers. They incorporate a wealth of knowledge through education and employment experiences which provide the students a foundation of which the student can pursue numerous opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.
LFCC is offering an Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity. Click here to see the degree details.
Below are links to three key organizations for cybersecurity. Click on their logo to be redirect to their websites.