Applied Cybersecurity and Information Technology (B.S.)

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The cross-disciplinary Bachelor of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Information Technology program places an emphasis on cybersecurity, technology, management, compliance, and legal issues. The program is designed to prepare students and experienced information technology professionals to become cybersecurity and information technology practitioners, investigators, managers, and leaders in one of the fastest growing job sectors. The applied cybersecurity and information technology curriculum emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity and information technology, and requires additional mathematical skills to help prepare students for research and entry into the Master of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program.

Students will study information security; information assurance; ethical hacking; vulnerability analysis and control; securing databases; steganography; mobile device forensics; operating system security; business continuity response; disaster recovery; legal and ethical issues; auditing; evidence; intrusion detection; and forensic tools and techniques used to investigate and analyze network-related incidents and preserve digital evidence.

Program Overview

The cross-disciplinary Bachelor of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Information Technology program places an emphasis on cybersecurity, technology, management, compliance, and legal issues. It also helps develop the mathematical skills needed to prepare students for research and entry into the Master of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Information Technology will be prepared to fill a variety of roles within the industry, such as:

  • Information security officer
  • Security manager
  • Security administrator
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Vulnerability researcher/exploit developer

Students of this program must be admitted to Illinois Tech. Previous coursework or experience in technology is helpful but not required.

The United States Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have designated Illinois Institute of Technology as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Featured Faculty

Maurice Dawson
Assistant Professor Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education