Cybersecurity defense is now a concentration in the computer science major offered by the Department of Computer Science in the Martin D. Walker School of Engineering at Bourbonnais’ Olivet Nazarene University. Reed Hall of Science is the home for the university’s new cybersecurity lab. Enrollment is now open for fall 2018 to students who want to enter this demand discipline.
“Cybersecurity is one of the most important technical fields in today’s world,” said Dr. Houston Thompson, dean of the Walker School of Engineering. “By 2019, there will be an estimated global shortage of nearly 2 million cybersecurity employees and consultants.Olivet is committed to preparing trained professionals to fill what will only be an increasing demand in this field.”
Students who choose Olivet’s cybersecurity defense concentration will be part of industry partnerships, collaborative and project-based learning, and opportunities to earn professional certifications. The experiential learning environment at Olivet is built on the latest technology and current industry standards. This carefully designed curriculum aligns with criteria set by the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency’s Knowledge Units.
Olivet Nazarene University ABET-accredited Martin D. Walker School of Engineering has seen strong growth over the last decade, with a total enrollment of 315 and six concentrations, including Architectural, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical engineering.
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