What are subjects in Cybersecurity?

Universities and colleges are still working out which technique is ideal for their degrees because IT Security is still a relatively new topic. Different study programmes and courses exist in the field of cyber security.

Some may place a more emphasis on programming, while others may focus on digital forensics, security policy, or general areas of Cyber Security. IT Security degrees, according to the NSA’s 2014 Academic Criteria, should contain courses in:

  • Basic Data Analysis
  • Basic Scripting or Introductory Programming
  • Cyber Defense
  • Cyber Threats
  • Fundamental Security Design Principles
  • Information Assurance Fundamentals
  • Intro to Cryptography
  • IT Systems Components
  • Networking Concepts
  • Policy, Legal, Ethics, and Compliance
  • System Administration