ECPI University’s Richmond-Innsbrook Campus Responds to Employer Demand with New Master of Science in Cybersecurity Degree

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ECPI University’s Richmond-Innsbrook campus is now offering a Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program. Prospective students can enroll in one of two concentrations: Cyber Operations or Cybersecurity Policy.

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Employers are making it abundantly clear that they need cybersecurity professionals with a high-level of expertise and we are responding to that.

ECPI University’s Richmond-Innsbrook campus is now offering a Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree program. Prospective students can enroll in one of two concentrations: Cyber Operations or Cybersecurity Policy.

“The risks to networks and information systems have never been greater, which makes cybersecurity capabilities critical to the survivability of most any organization,” says ECPI University Richmond-Innsbrook Campus President Jacob Pope. “Employers are making it abundantly clear that they need cybersecurity professionals with a high-level of expertise and we are responding to that.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 37 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all other occupations.

ECPI University’s program is largely based on the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security program requirements for designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense.

Students will be challenged to develop skills in such areas as:

  •     Applied Cryptography and Data Protection
  •     Cyber Forensics
  •     Security Architecture & Design
  •     Cybersecurity Governance and Compliance
  •     Cloud, wireless, and mobile security
  •     Ethical Hacking

Graduates can be prepared to manage complex IT projects, design secure computer systems using the most current information technologies, and develop innovative hardware and software system architectures.

ECPI University’s curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for advanced cybersecurity certification examinations such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Systems Administration and Network Security (SANS), and Chief Information Security Officer (C:CISO).

Learn more about the cybersecurity master’s degree on ECPI University’s website or call 844.611.0618 for more information. For media inquiries, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt(at)ecpi(dot)edu.

About ECPI University

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services are provided. Continuing education certification classes and testing are also available.

ECPI University’s fields of study include: TECHNOLOGY: Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Database Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Imaging Equipment Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.ecpi.edu.

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