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Cybersecurity protects internet-connected devices and services from hacking, spamming, ransomware attacks, and identity theft. It is a crucial aspect of today’s interconnected world, and cybercriminals are constantly finding new ways to target businesses and consumers. Data breaches, malware attacks and other threats can have a significant impact on personal privacy, financial stability, national security and brand reputation.

With the right protections in place, cybersecurity solutions can prevent these attacks and help minimize business disruptions. For example, a proper cybersecurity infrastructure ensures that systems and equipment remain online, which can lead to higher productivity, because work won’t be interrupted by threats and system outages.

Cybercrime is a global problem, with attackers targeting companies, governments and individuals across the globe. The threat is real: hackers have stolen state secrets, compromised credit-card details of 147 million people in one high-profile breach, and brought websites to a crawl, costing businesses valuable customers and revenue.

As the world becomes more connected, cybersecurity professionals are in demand. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in this field are growing more than twice as fast as all computer-related careers and nearly four times as fast as American jobs overall. This creates an opportunity for graduates with the right skillset to get a leg up on the competition.

SNHU’s cybersecurity programs provide the right foundation to build your career in this dynamic and challenging field. Our certificates allow you to earn a credential quickly and begin your career in the field, while our bachelor’s and master’s degrees are designed so that you can count your certificate credits toward your degree. Students can also participate in SNHU’s RedTeam, which promotes a security-driven mindset among students and competes in National Cyber League capture-the-flag team competitions to gain hands-on experience.