Want to Learn to
Out-Hack the Hackers?
U. of Akron offers
degree in cybersecurity
Commencing with the 2017 fall semester, the University of Akron's College of
and Technology began offering a bachelor's degree in
— the first such degree to be offered by any public university in the state of Ohio.
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the market for cybersecurity experts will grow 18%
between 2014 and 2024, a much faster rate than most occupations. The median annual
salary in the field is $92,600.
The University said in a news release that the new degree is in response to a strong demand
from businesses for professionals who can protect data, computers, and networks from threats.
Students in the cybersecurity track will learn about computer network configuration, computer
network and data security, network intrusion prevention and detection, as well as computer
networking forensics, and digital forensics.