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Overview

Cyber security 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, smart phones, 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 –

  • Application Security
  • Information Security
  • Network Security
  • Operational Security
  • 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.

Cyber security 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

  • Ransomware – a type of malware which involves an attacker locking the victim’s computer system files.
  • Malware – is any file that harms a computer user like viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware.
  • 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.

Subjects covered under Cyber Security

There are various kinds of subjects in cyber security; some of them are listed below –

  • Computer systems
  • Information management
  • Cyber law and ethics
  • Investigation techniques
  • Risk management
  • Technical report writing

Degree / Programs available in Cyber Security

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

  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – San Diego
  • B.Sc in Computer Science – Pomona
  • Certificate in computer forensics
  • Certificate in crime and intelligence analysis – Fullerton
  • Certificate in cyber security – San Bernardino
  • There is various numbers of courses in different parts of the world for cyber security –
  • Bachelor In cyber security – Harbour Space
  • Bachelor – Information Security – Northern Federal University – 4 years
  • B.Sc in Cyber and Computer Security (Hons) – University of GLOUCESTERSHIRE – 4 years
  • B.Sc in cyber security Engineering- Tallinn University of Technology  – 3 years
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Digital Security and forensics- Glasgow Caledonian University – 4 years
  • M.S in cyber-security – Webster University – 2 years
  • M.S in cyber security – Syracuse university college of engineering and computer science – 1 year
  • M.S in information security – Lewis University – 2 years
  • Masters in cyber security and information assurance – University of Central Missouri – 2 years
  • M.Sc in cyber security engineering – University of Warwick – 1 year
  • MS in cyber security management – Bay Path university – 2 years
  • Certificate in cyber security – long beach California
  • Networking and security certificate – Pittsburg
  • MBA in cyber security – Melbourne, Florida (FIT)
  • Master of Science in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Network Security – (FIT)
  • M.Sc in Computer Science – cyber security major – Florida state university
  • Graduate certificate in information security and management – Nova Southeastern University
  • Certificate in information security – Palm Beach State College
  • The top universities for cyber security are –

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) Honors’ 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.

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino

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

Bachelors –

Bachelors in Information Systems & Technology with cyber security Intelligence Concentration

Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Crime Analysis, Technical Proficiency cyber security

Masters –

Master of Business Administration with cyber security Focus

Master of Public Administration with cyber security Concentration

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

Florida Institute of Technology

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

This university is considered one of the top universities for cyber security.

Some other universities for cyber security are – Carnegie Mellon University, Dartmouth College, DePaul University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Institute of Technology.

Exams Required

Normally to study abroad, the student is needed to produce their IELTS score or TOEFL score. These are language test and are very important if one wishes to study abroad as it checks the language proficiency of the student.  

Top Colleges for Cyber Security

  • California State University
  • Florida state university
  • Abertay University 
  • Boston University 
  • California State Polytechnic University
  • Tallinn University of Technology

Course Details Level Wise

Level

Undergraduate and PostGraduate Degree

Duration

Undergraduate 3 – 4 Years, Post Graduate 1 to 2 Years

Type

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Masters of Science (M.Sc) in Cyber Security

Eligibility

Bachelor Degree 

  • Student must have completed their 10th + 2 or equivalent with mathematics and science as a subject.

Master’s Degree  

  • For a master’s degree student must have completed their B.Sc / B.E. in Cyber Security with 50% aggregate.
  • English Proficiency Test Such as TOEFL or IELTS
  • Recommendation Letter if any
  • Statement of Purpose if asked by the university

Admission Procedure

  • Identifying country, universities and the course of your interest
  • Request universities for Application forms
  • Taking various required tests
  • Arranging and preparing Essays and recommendation letters
  • Completing and Sending Application forms along with required documents
  • Reporting various test scores to the universities

Average Salary

The basic annual salary is Rs 2.85 lakh. Vary as per company

Top Recruiters

Cyber Exec, CISCO Recruiter, Cyber Security Recruiters, Cyber 360 Inc, InfoSec People, Redbud Cyber Security

Position Offered

Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Security Architect, Chief Security Officer

 

Top Universities Level Wise

Name

Location

Fees

Tallinn University of Technology

Ehitajate tee 5, 12616 Tallinn, Estonia

1st year tuition fees 

INR 4,72,020 Lakh

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida, United States

1st Year Tuition Fees

INR 15 Lakh

The University of Tampa

401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, USA

1st Year Total Fees

Rs 18.51 Lakhs

California State Polytechnic University

Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA

1st year tuition fees

INR 11,63,907 Lakh

Abertay University

Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HG, UK

1st year tuition fees

INR 15.06 Lakhs

 

Requirements and Eligibility Criteria 

Bachelor Degree – Student must have completed their 10th + 2 or equivalent with mathematics and science as a subject.

Master’s Degree – For a master’s degree student must have completed their B.Sc / B.E. in Cyber Security with 50% aggregate.

English Proficiency Test Such as TOEFL or IELTS

Recommendation Letter if any

Statement of Purpose if asked by the university

Course and Syllabus in Cyber Security

Course Name

Topics Covered


Cyber Security


  • Computer systems
  • Information management
  • Cyberlaw and ethics
  • Investigation techniques
  • Risk management
  • Technical report writing

 

Career Scope

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

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.

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.

Security Architect –they design the security system in the computers and other software systems.

Chief Information Security Officer – The officer is responsible for all the security division.

Chief Security Officer – CSO

As this field is emerging, the job prospects are very high abroad. India, being an IT state, hires a lot of students coming from cyber security 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 cyber security professionals.

Top Recruiters

  • Cyber Exec
  • CISO Recruiter
  • Cyber Security Recruiters
  • Cyber 360 Inc
  • InfoSec People
  • Known Four
  • Redbud Cyber Security
  • Security Recruiter

 

Job and Salary Scope

Positions

Average Salary Per Annum

Security Analyst

Rs 451,479 per year

Security Engineer

Rs 434,977 per year

Chief Security Officer – CSO

Rs 1,122,000 per year.