Dr. Thomas F. Wylie, senior vice president and provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college is now adding Cyber Security Technology. NEIT’s Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology will offer three areas of study: Software Engineering Technology, Network Engineering Technology and its newest offering, Cyber Security Technology.
The Cyber Security Technology program will prepare students for a career in the Network Security industry. This Bachelor of Science degree program is ideal for students who already possess an Associate in Science degree in Network Engineering or a related discipline. The curriculum includes core Cyber Security topics, such as Computer Systems, Mobile and Network Forensics, Windows and Linux Security, and Incident Response. Other topics covered include: the design of secure modern networks, how to secure existing computers and networks, evolving threats, and the proper use of specific security tools. Both security theory and hands-on practice are emphasized.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Security Technology, students will have the knowledge and skills for a variety of positions like Systems Operations and Maintenance Professional, Network Security Specialist, Digital Forensics and Incident Response Specialist, and Vulnerability Analyst. Careers in law enforcement offer graduates another path to explore. While the emphasis of the program is on Network Security, individuals are also qualified to work as network administrators, network engineers and network analysts.
According to Wylie, “We are so pleased to expand our Information Technology program to now include Cyber Security. New England Tech is prepared to offer our students the latest in Cyber Security technology through classroom instruction, hands-on training and the students’ choice between a senior project and an internship in their final two quarters.”
For more information on this exciting new program, contact NEIT’s Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744 or visit www.neit.edu.
Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students in over 30 Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degree programs and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Follow news of the college on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.