You enjoy a challenge and you’re seeking a thrilling career that combines your interest in computer science with your predilection for investigating problems. Most of all, you hope to make a difference — maybe even on a global scale.
Through a unique blend of computer science, engineering, intelligence gathering, security, and management, Embry-Riddle’s bachelor’s degree in Cyber Intelligence & Security will prepare you for a host of opportunities within countless companies, government agencies, and even entrepreneurial endeavors. You’ll be prepared to lead, manage, administer, and even to establish organizations focused on the field of cybersecurity.
Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence & Security
Students at our Prescott Campus will benefit from real-world experience in state-of-the-art facilities, including our very own “Hacker Lab,” the Computer Security and Forensic Lab. Our faculty are leaders in this emerging field and have authored some of the textbooks you’ll use. You’ll have access to the Forensic Science Lab and the Global Security and Intelligence Science’s Eagle Operations Center.
Early in 2014, ERAU founded the United States’ first College of Security and Intelligence. Embry-Riddle has long been positioned as a leader in areas related to technology, so it was a natural progression to launch into this field which is complementary to the other safety- and security-related degrees at ERAU. It is one of only a few universities in the southwest region of the U.S. to offer a degree program in Cybersecurity.
Led by a faculty whose wide range of knowledge and expertise spans government, academia, and computer science roles, the B.S. in Cyber Intelligence & Security program offers a high-tech, hands-on academic experience.
You’ll have the opportunity to participate in ERAU’s very own “Hacker Lab,” where you can experiment in computer forensics, intrusion detection, computer security, and computer viruses.
You may also join organizations such as ERAU’s student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society, and gain exposure to the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA).
Business conducted over computer networks will only continue to increase and e-commerce is growing on a global scale. The need for computer security specialists continues to rise and must meet the ever-increasing demand. Companies must have policies and systems to forestall compromise of their data.
The Information Security industry is growing and changing at an ever-increasing rate. According to a recent report from Burning Glass Technologies, demand for information security experts in the US grew 3.5 times faster than demand for other IT jobs — and about 12 times faster than all other jobs — over the past five years. On the global scale, the number of information security professionals is projected to continuously grow more than 11 percent annually over the next five years, according to The 2013 (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study.
Cyber Intelligence & Security graduates are in-demand candidates for careers in the following professions and with the following industry leaders: