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Business Observer Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017 5 years ago

College to offer advanced cybersecurity degree

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An master's degree in Cybersecurity will be offered by the Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa.

TAMPA — The University of Tampa will offer a master's degree in cybersecurity staring this fall.

The program, according to a statement from the university, will prepare individuals to become proficient in ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of data; preserve and restore systems; and develop risk management skills.

The master's in cybersecurity will be offered by the Sykes College of Business. Students may choose between thesis and non-thesis tracks. The thesis track will enable students to earn credentials to pursue doctoral studies or research-oriented consulting work in the growing cybersecurity field, UT officials say. A cybersecurity graduate certificate and an M.B.A. cybersecurity concentration will also be offered.

Ken Knapp, associate professor of information and technology management and director of cybersecurity programs, says the department is thrilled to start offering these exciting new graduate programs. “The programs cover some of the most critical topics facing the business community as companies develop, grow and manage their cybersecurity capabilities,” Knapp says in the statement.

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