Cybersecurity is increasingly vital as more and more people are connected by the internet, businesses rely more heavily on cloud-based and big-data services and government officials face more web-based attacks related to terrorism, espionage or other areas of national security. The danger is growing exponentially as the world becomes more web-dependent.
Cybersecurity focuses on protecting computer-based equipment, information and services from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction.
USF offers multiple options designed to meet the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals, including the master's in cybersecurity, graduate certificates in cybersecurity and industry-recognized certifications.
The University of South Florida has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity (CAE IA/Cybersecurity).