Cyber Security Frequently Asked Questions

What is cyber or computer security?

Cyber security is a focused technology field charged with keeping digital information safe from cyber crime, espionage, and terrorism.

What can graduates do with a cyber or computer security degree concentration?

Computer security experts are in high demand to protect institutional data from attack, keep sensitive data confidential and establish systems protocols that comply with policies and regulations.

What makes Florida Polytechnic University’s Cyber Security degree unique?

Computer Science majors can focus on information assurance and computer security to learn about designing systems and strategies for safeguarding information. Florida Poly’s cyber security lab offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in simulated attacks.

Course Highlights: What you need to know

Industry Facts

  • Developed BLADE, a downloadable immunization system.
  • Developing quantum encryption technology.
  • Cybercrime costs to hit $2 trillion by 2019.
  • Half of all adult Americans hacked in 2014.
  • Courses

  • Applied Cryptography
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Security
  • Web Application Security
  • Economic Benefits

  • $19 billion invested in cyber security for 2017.
  • 1 million cyber security jobs open in 2016.
  • Global cyber security jobs to reach 6 billion by 2019.
  • Cyber security market to reach $170 billion by 2020.
  • Top Employers

  • Harris Corporation
  • Northrup Grumman
  • FIS
  • Ultimate Software
  • “The Cyber Security program and games development courses in the Computer Science department prepares you not only for careers in the $70 billion professional games industry, but also for related fields such as scientific visualization and healthcare simulation.”