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Why is the Cybersecurity Operations and Management online Bachelor of Science program right for you?

Because by 2021, there will be 3.5 million unfulfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. There are more than 209,000 unfulfilled cybersecurity positions in the U.S. today, with 84,500 open jobs in the industry in Pennsylvania and surrounding states alone.

These jobs aren’t going anywhere, either, because as the technology we use in our daily lives becomes more sophisticated, so do cyber risks that threaten these advances. In fact, a cyber attack is launched every 39 seconds, and 43 percent of the attacks target small businesses, according to What’s more, 64 percent of companies have experienced web-based attacks. And from last year through 2021, about $1 trillion will be spent on cybersecurity.

HU’s accelerated 7-week terms and online Cybersecurity Operations and Management program prepares and grows cybersecurity leaders in an environment that gives them the education and tools to secure IT environments and infrastructure for organizations, participate in forensic investigations and manage cyber risks.

Our program integrates an online education with hands-on experience that allows our adult students to graduate and work, or advance into cybersecurity roles tasked with protecting the private and public sectors. This program is ideal for individuals with an associate degree or some college credits in computer science, information systems, networking and/or cybersecurity areas. Also, appropriate for anyone currently working in the field with real-world experience who wants to complete their BS degree to advance his/his career opportunities. External professional certifications will also be evaluated and considered for credit in our program.

Plus, our program is aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework, a partnership between government, the private sector and academia that is focused on education training and workforce development; and led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Our cybersecurity courses also align with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Academia Excellence (CAE).

The program allows students to pursue the concentration best suited to their aptitude – this includes an option for a cyber management and leadership track or a cyber operations management track. It also includes extensive hands-on requirements in which students participate in applied and research-based projects that can be directly linked to their job, if applicable.

About Harrisburg University 

Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717.901.5146 or email,

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