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Cybersecurity (pronounced: ky-ber*se*cur*i*ty) is the practice of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data. This includes your own devices, the software and networks that you interact with on a daily basis, and your online interactions. It is the foundation of information security, which encompasses the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.

Almost every aspect of our lives relies on technology today, from communication (e.g. email, smartphones, and tablets), to entertainment, transportation, shopping, banking, medical inquiries, etc. Unfortunately, our dependence on these technologies makes us a target for hackers, cyber criminals and malicious actors who are constantly seeking opportunities to steal information or to cause disruptions to our systems.

Millions of dollars are lost to cybersecurity attacks each year and the demand for skilled professionals continues to grow. As a result, earning your degree in cybersecurity can be a fast track to a high-paying and rewarding career.

Michigan Tech offers a Master of Science in Cybersecurity, a program that offers students the opportunity to focus their studies in three different tracks to better tailor their education to their personal and professional goals. The program is collaborative across multiple computing disciplines and offers a unique curriculum that allows students to earn their degrees in less time than traditional programs. Alex Petitto ’21, who is currently working as a cybersecurity analyst, credits his experience in the program with helping him find a job right out of school.