The University of New Haven's cybersecurity and networks program is one of the best in the country. Its research, program offerings, multidisciplinary approach, and performance in cyber competitions, among other factors, led to the University being designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) by the National Security Agency. The University is one of only two schools in New England – and 21 in the country – to earn this distinction.
The cybersecurity industry is expected to reach $170 billion by 2020. By 2021, there are expected to be 3.5 million unfilled positions in cybersecurity worldwide. It is impossible to overstate the importance of cybersecurity and network technology to businesses, industries, and government organizations. If their systems and programs don’t run smoothly, business and administration can be slow or even grind to a halt and the financial cost can be devastating. Our program will give you a solid understanding of both practical and conceptual cybersecurity and network technologies, including computer hardware, software, and design issues.
Students take hands-on courses related to networking, network defense, cybersecurity, cyber forensics, mobile device forensics and exploitation, and reverse engineering. Our students are also involved in conducting leading-edge research in cybersecurity, cyber forensics and networking, even as undergraduates.
Our students are in high demand upon graduation, and have been offered opportunities by organizations such as MITRE, Accenture, IBM, Intel, and NTT security.
Explore all areas of the field
The Cybersecurity and Networks program will take you into areas such as network design, network administration, network security, and cyber forensics. You also will have an opportunity to complete a minor in a field that partners superbly with information technology — criminal justice and business, for example. Interested in going on to graduate school? This program prepares you for masters programs in national security, network systems, and computer science.
Visualize your career path
What would your job title be? Starting out, you could be a network technician, applications developer, biomedical computing technician, or network security technician. With some years of job experience, think: network administrator or security manager. Our alumni work for companies large and small, school systems, and government agencies.