Cyber Security and Assurance Certificate
The Baltimore City Community College Cyber Security and Assurance Program provides students with practical experience in understanding the threats and dangers, security assessments and analysis to a wide range of different businesses, and the steps that need to be taken to mitigate these vulnerabilities by using state-of-the-art technology. The program prepares students for vendor-specific or commercially available security certification. The program also emphasizes the need to build a wall between our information and those that want to exploit it. The recurring events such as virus and worm attacks and the success of criminal attackers illustrate the weaknesses in current information technologies and the need to heightened security of these systems.
Jobs opportunities that are available to students who complete the program are:
Security Risk Assessment Support
- Situation Awareness Solutions Support
Career Options and Occupation Outlook
The rise in cyber-crimes has outpaced the knowledge base needed to provide the required counter measures. There is a growing need for cyber security careers within the geographic region. Much of this demand is fueled by the growing information technology (IT) industry, which is particularly strong in MD, DC, and VA because of the large federal infrastructure including intelligence and Department of Defense government agencies and related contractors. The State of Maryland is the national epicenter of federal cyber security activities and the home to:
National Security Agency
Intelligent Advanced Research Projects Activity
National Institute of Standards
Information Systems Agency headquarters
Cyber Command headquarters
- Department of Defense expansions of the intelligence and communications responsibilities at Fort Meade and at Aberdeen Proving Ground through the BRAC initiatives
Skills NeededThe Cyber Security and Assurance professional must have the analytical skills on a wide range of businesses necessary for computer security assessment.
- Cyber Security Technician