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American National University Now Offers Master of Science in Cybersecurity


Aug 02, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2016
Contact: Jill Sluss/540-283-6651
jtsluss@an.edu

American National University Now Offers Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Salem, VA– Do you already possess a bachelor’s degree in information technology or a related field or have a bachelor’s degree along with three years of experience in the information technology field? American National University is now offering a Master of Science in Cybersecurity at its Roanoke Valley Campus.

The master’s degree will provide the advanced theory and knowledge that is needed to address today’s increasing security issues and anticipate cyber threats of the future.  The program focuses on the advanced prevention, detection, countering and recovery from cyber incidents.  Students will learn how to use technical tools and organizational practices such as training, access control, security management, evidence collection, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning.  A student who completes the Master of Science in Cybersecurity will have the knowledge to become an industry leader who will be able to go from a traditional IT role to someone who designs and implements cybersecurity solutions.

Some of the classes that are included in the curriculum are:  Intrusion Detection Attack and Countermeasures, Business and Security Risk Analysis, and Design, Development and Evaluation of Security Controls.  Available electives include:  Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing and Forensic Evaluation and Analysis.

The estimated time of completion for this master’s degree is just more than two years.

The Roanoke Valley Campus has been offering a career-oriented education to area students since 1886.  The next term begins August 22nd, with classes now forming for associate’s degrees in business administration—management, medical assisting and pharmacy technician.  In addition, there are short term programs available in phlebotomy + ECG, pharmacy technician, and medical billing and coding.

Founded in 1886, American National University is dedicated to the training and education of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of fields in business, information technology, and health care.  ANU offers more than 45 academic programs, including numerous master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs, short-term diploma programs, English as a Second Language, and corporate training.  Serving 30 communities through campus locations in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, as well as a growing online student body nationwide, ANU currently serves approximately 5,000 students annually.

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