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Cyber Security

As cyber crime evolves, the need to protect sensitive information is more critical than ever. The Blue Ridge cyber security program allows you to choose between network security hardware or a network security application track, addressing the needs of government agencies, organizations, and businesses throughout West Virginia and the D.C. metro region. The curriculum explores risk, threat, and security assessments, and teaches students how to safe guard businesses, develop security policy, and respond to incidents.

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What are my career options?

The need for cyber security analysts expands into industries from financial services, manufacturing, government agencies, utilities, healthcare, and retail. Student knowledge of security methods, controls and procedures, ethics, laws, and computer forensics makes a Blue Ridge graduate an asset to any workplace. With certifications, an estimated entry-level salary is between $55,000–$84,900.

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Note: All salary estimations are based on current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge and The School of Business and Information Technology cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.