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Center for Cybersecurity

Secure Your Future

The Anderson University Center for Cybersecurity trains students to meet the unique demands of today’s cybersecurity industry. The Center gives you the freedom to choose a degree track that focuses solely on cybersecurity or adds specializations in one of three areas: analytics, criminal justice, or mathematics.

Center for Cybersecurity Faculty

Here at Anderson, you’ll find that your professors aren’t just talking about cybersecurity theory; they’ve lived it. Center for Cybersecurity faculty members, such as program Director Dr. Kenneth J. Knapp, boast careers in the military, have experience as security leaders in industry, and hold invaluable certifications shared by many of the industry’s best, such as the CISSP, CCSP, and CEH. Dr. Brandon Grech, an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity, advises AU’s capture-the-flag (CTF) teams in competitions such as the National Cyber League. Dr. Grech, who holds CISSP, GPEN, PenTest+ and GCFA certifications, coaches several Anderson student teams that have placed in the top 2% of 900+ teams in recent CTF competitions. It’s not just CTFs, small class sizes and a lab devoted to cybersecurity students give you concentrated, personal time with your professors.

Cybersecurity Career Paths

Our degree programs equip you with the essential skills for positions at private, public, and federal organizations. 
The Center’s structure frees you to find your personal approach to an industry the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will be among the fastest-growing fields in the next 10 years. You will enter the cybersecurity workforce as a valuable asset to organizations, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Armed Forces, private companies, and local- and state-level government organizations that are building their cybersecurity workforce.

  • Cryptographer
  • Security analyst
  • Security threat hunting
  • Digital forensics specialist
  • Ethical hacker
  • Network security
  • Cloud security specialist
  • Security Analytics specialist
  • Financial crimes investigation
  • Penetration tester
  • Security auditor
  • Security consultant
Dr. Kenneth J. Knapp

"With a Cybersecurity degree from Anderson, students will advance into one of the most dynamic and rewarding career fields available today. Anderson graduates bring the knowledge and relevant skills needed to secure today’s critical systems and networks."

Find Your Degree

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Cybersecurity (BS)

Learn how to protect computer networks and information systems. You’ll implement holistic security plans and defend organizations from cyber threats.

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Cybersecurity and Analytics (BS)

Study cybersecurity, business and data analytics and learn how to statistically analyze large amounts of data. Analytics is vital in cybersecurity because huge databases of networking activity must be scrutinized to detect clues of data breaches.

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Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice (BS)

This interdisciplinary program combines the digital world with the principles of law enforcement and investigation. It prepares you to enter a myriad of cybersecurity careers where you can be at the leading edge of protecting people, cities, states and the country.

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Cybersecurity and Mathematics (BS)

Probe the logical relationships between cybersecurity and mathematics as you learn cryptography, discrete math, statistics, linear programming, network security, ethical hacking, cloud security and more. 

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Cybersecurity Competitions and CTFs

Anderson University runs semesterly cybersecurity competitions, offering students diverse challenges covering topics like Open Source Intelligence, Web Application Exploitation, and Password Cracking. AU’s cybersecurity competition success, ranking fifth nationally, highlights its value for students aiming for future careers in cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity Advisory Board

The Anderson University Cybersecurity program has an Advisory Board that supports the Director in developing and improving the program.

Cybersecurity Program Level Learning Outcomes – The Anderson University B.S. in Cybersecurity has five program-level learning outcomes.  These outcomes represent a description of what graduates will know upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. Read complete list here.

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