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Campus - toronto, Canada
University Rank - #10
Address - 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
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Campus - halifax, Canada
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Address - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
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Campus - toronto, Canada
University Rank - #25
Address - 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
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Campus - toronto-casa-loma, Canada
University Rank - #71
Address - 160 Kendal Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1M3, Canada
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Campus - north-york, Canada
University Rank - #76
Address - 1750 Finch Ave E, North York, ON M2J 2X5, Canada
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Campus - ottawa, Canada
University Rank - #81
Address - 1385 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8
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Campus - kitchener, Canada
University Rank - #96
Address - 108 University Ave, Waterloo, ON N2J 2W2, Canada
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Campus - london, Canada
University Rank - #100
Address - 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd, London, ON N5Y 5R6, Canada
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Campus - barrie, Canada
University Rank - #135
Address - 1 Georgian Dr, Barrie, ON L4M 4H8, Canada
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Campus - vancouver, Canada
University Rank - #1000
Address - 842 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P6, Canada
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About Cyber Security

Cybersecurity is the protection of Internet-connected systems, including both hardware and software systems. It can be also defined as securing data against unauthorized access by hackers or other computer systems. This field has growing importance due to the increased dependency of mankind on various kinds of computer systems. After the invention of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, smartphones, etc., a higher number of people are storing data on the cloud i.e. the internet. A broader term is given to these things called “Internet of Things”.

There are a few kinds of cyber-security listed below –

  1. Application Security
  2. Information Security
  3. Network Security
  4. Operational Security
  5. End-user education

After the advent of technology and wireless network each day there is a rise of new threats to the data stored on the internet due to which engineers and scientists constantly try to find out methods to stop the threats and hacking. The traditional approach of data security on the web is limited to the bigger known threats which leave behind the other small & undetected threats that tend to destroy data efficiently.

Hence, keeping in mind NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) have recently updated their guidelines in its risk assessment framework that recommend a shift toward continuous monitoring and real-time assessments.

Cybersecurity is a growing field in IT sector and there are a number of good jobs abroad with a good salary.

There are a number of types of cyber-security threats mentioned below

  1. Ransomware – a type of malware which involves an attacker locking the victim’s computer system files.
  2. Malware – is any file that harms a computer user like viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware.
  3. Phishing – it works through fraud emails that resemble emails from ethical sources with usually an intention to gain information like credit card details, login information.

There are various kinds of subjects in cybersecurity, some of them are listed below –

  1. Computer systems
  2. Information management
  3. Cyberlaw and ethics
  4. Investigation techniques
  5. Risk management
  6. Technical report writing

Some of the programs famous for cyber-security in California are

  1. Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – San Diego
  2. B.Sc in Computer Science – Pamona
  3. Certificate in computer forensics
  4. Certificate in crime and intelligence analysis – Fullerton
  5. Certificate in cybersecurity – San Bernardino

There is various numbers of courses in different parts of the world for cybersecurity –

  1. Bachelor In cybersecurity – Harbour Space
  2. Bachelor – Information Security – Northern Federal University – 4 years
  3. B.Sc in Cyber and Computer Security (Hons) – University of GLOUCESTERSHIRE – 4 years
  4.  B.Sc in cybersecurity Engineering- Tallinn University of Technology  – 3 years
  5. B.Sc (Hons) in Digital Security and forensics- GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY – 4 years
  6. M.S in cyber-security – Webster University – 2 years
  7. M.S in cybersecurity – Syracuse university college of engineering and computer science – 1 year
  8. M.S in information security – Lewis University – 2 years
  9. Masters in cybersecurity and information assurance – University of Central Missouri – 2 years
  10. M.Sc in cybersecurity engineering – University of Warwick – 1 year
  11. MS in cybersecurity management – Bay Path university – 2 years
  12. Certificate in cybersecurity – long beach California
  13. Networking and security certificate – Pittsburg
  14. MBA in cybersecurity – Melbourne, Florida (FIT)
  15. Master of Science in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Network Security – (FIT)
  16. M.Sc in Computer Science – cybersecurity major – Florida state university
  17. Graduate certificate in information security and management – Nova Southeastern University
  18. Certificate in information security – Palm Beach State College

The top universities for cybersecurity are –

  1. Abertay University – Dundee, Scotland

The university offers courses in ethical hacking and computer security at both undergraduate and graduate level, it is also available as full time and part time course. The course covers forensic computing and network security as some of the subjects and the minimum requirement is lower second-class (2:2) Honours degree in the field of Computing.

For overseas students the fees of the course is £12200 (Graduate degree)

Scholarships are available for students called as Student Awards Agency for Scotland for MSc program. It covers the tuition fees and living cost loans.

  1. Boston University – Boston

The university offers courses in computer science, cryptography, and data security at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The fee for the course is $23,711 for undergraduate level including tuition and living fees. On graduate level on full time course is $47,422

Applicants to programs in Information Assurance at Boston University are also eligible to apply for full scholarships through the Department of Defense. Students must be full-time and U.S. citizens in order to attain eligibility for the DoD Information Assurance Scholarship program.

  1. California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

This university offers undergraduate courses in computer security and information assurance. The cost of the courses ranges from $ 1,058 to $1,824 and for non-residents; students need to pay another $248 for out-of station tuition. Students pursuing degree programs within Cal Poly Pomona's College of Science may be eligible for the Cyber Corps Scholarship for Service Program or The Boeing Company Computer Science Department Scholarship.

  1. California State University , San Bernardino

This university have quite a number of undergraduate, graduate and certificate courses for cybersecurity, some of them are listed below –

Bachelors –

  1. Bachelors in Information Systems & Technology with cybersecurity Intelligence Concentration
  2. Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Crime Analysis, Technical Proficiency cybersecurity

Masters –

  1. Master of Business Administration with cybersecurity Focus
  2. Master of Public Administration with cybersecurity Concentration

The National Science Foundation CyberCorps: The scholarship for Service program is also up for bounds for deserving CSUSB students pursuing education in cybersecurity.

  1. Florida Institute of Technology

This university offers graduate courses in cybersecurity and information technology. The cost of the course is around $1,205

This university is considered one of the top universities for cybersecurity.

Some other universities for cybersecurity are – Carnegie Mellon University, Darmouth College, DePaul University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology.

Career prospects in cybersecurity

There are many jobs emerging in this stream, some of the job titles are –

  1. Security Analyst - Analyzes and assesses vulnerabilities in the infrastructure (software, hardware, networks), investigates using available tools and countermeasures to resolve the detected vulnerabilities, and recommends solutions and best practices.
  2. Security Engineer – they perform security monitoring, data analysis, forensic analysis, to detect security incidents, and mount the other incident response. Use new technologies to enhance the security capabilities and implement improvements.
  3. Security Architect –they design the security system in the computers and other software systems.
  4. Chief Information Security Officer – The officer is responsible for all the security division.
  5. Chief Security Officer – CSO

As this field is emerging, the job prospects is very high abroad. India, being an IT state, hires a lot of students coming from cybersecurity background. In abroad, US, which is a prominent country having a huge IT sector, is in continuous need of security of their data and hence a lot of jobs are available there.  As cyber attacks continue to increase in volume and persistence, with ever-changing tactics, the government and the private sector are raising the alarm. In response, sectors across the world have displayed increased demand for cybersecurity professionals.

About Canada

Canada, ranked amongst the top 10 countries of the world by United Nations, is known for its eminent education, excellent institutions and quality of life. It has the top institutions and universities which provide excellent education to students from all over the world, thereby becoming one of the top choices for studying abroad.

A number of Canadian Institutes provide exchange programs for its students, all over the globe, which gives them the right exposure and a great experience to learn and develop as an individual. Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec are the top hubs for education in Canada where a number of international students prefer.

The country spends a lot on providing the best education to its students. Various undergraduate degrees, postgraduate courses, diploma, advanced diploma, etc. are being provided in most of the Canadian Universities.University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Waterloo and York University are counted among the best universities in Canada.

Canada can be a great choice for students planning to pursue higher degrees of education because of the high standards and lower cost of living. The universities provide excellent infrastructure and facilities, which makes it a highly favored study abroad destination.

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