Why Choose a Degree in Cyber Security from Saint Leo University?
Earning a degree in cyber security will prepare you for success in one of the fastest-growing fields in the world. Job growth in the cyber security space that has tripled in the recent years. As we become a more and more digitally reliant society, our digital identities and online privacy become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Protecting our digital assets, from personally identifiable information to sensitive business data, is more urgent than ever before. There is a dire need for cyber security professionals who are armed with the knowledge and skills necessary to defend our cyber systems as well as critical infrastructure.
Students will experience and learn security tools and technologies that are used by cyber security professionals in their daily work activities. This is done through a virtual lab environment where students have the unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a mock IT infrastructure and real world software tools with realistic security scenarios. Those scenarios are similar to what students will encounter in their future cyber security career.
The cyber security program in the College of Business at Saint Leo University exposes students to the fundamentals needed for entry-level positions involving cyber security. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as principles of cyber security, penetration testing and ethical hacking, various computer and network protection controls, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures.
What can you do with a cyber security degree?
Learn to solve real-life problems involving the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, network, and systems for securing digital assets. Typical career paths include:
- Cyber Analyst
- Security Engineer
- Information Security Engineer
- Network Security Engineer
- Information Security Analyst
- Information Technology Security Analyst
- Security Administrator
- IT Auditor
- Database Security Analyst
Professional Development Opportunities
Our students have interned with Verizon, Tech Data Corporation, Pasco County Sheriff’s Department, and many other local organizations and departments at Saint Leo.
Hone your computer programming skills in two fully equipped computer labs, a computer networks and information assurance lab, and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art SMART Board technology.
Join the Computing Club and the Computer Security Club.
Outstanding students may be selected for induction into Saint Leo’s Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for distinguished scholars in the computing and information systems disciplines.