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Cybersecurity

Now available in both 8-week and 14-week course formats!
This program offers a career navigation course*
Add a Cybersecurity program to prepare graduates for lucrative, impactful, and high-demand careers in cutting-edge security

The demand for Cybersecurity graduates continues to grow with 13% more Cybersecurity degree completions and 26% more institutions with Cybersecurity graduates in the last year.

Designed by academic and cybersecurity experts, Rize's comprehensive 7 course Cybersecurity program equips students with both the essential skills and knowledge for cybersecurity careers and sought-after professional certifications like Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and Certified Forensic Examiner. Attract and retain top-tier students with this high-demand degree.

13%
increase in Cybersecurity degree completions in the last year
150k
Cybersecurity degree holders currently employed
26%
increase in institutions with Cybersecurity graduates last year

What makes the Rize Cybersecurity program attractive to prospective students

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Real-World Courses Taught by Qualified Professional & Academic Experts in the Cybersecurity Field

Each Rize program has a dedicated curriculum committee comprised of faculty & industry experts in the program's subject area.

These experts understand the needs of hiring managers in related industries to ensure courses are current and professionally relevant.
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Rize programs leverage the courses you already have:

Our Academic Partners will work directly with you to build a unique program leveraging and integrating courses you already have in your catalog.
A potential Cybersecurity degree could look like this:
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Example courses from your institution
Business Core
Project Management
Principles of Management
Organizational Behavior
General Psychology
Courses from Rize
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Introduction to Cybersecurity
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Cybercrime and Governance
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Modern Cybersecurity
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Network and System Security
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Cyber Forensics
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Capstone - Ethical Hacking
Courses and curriculum

Cybersecurity course descriptions

You can launch this Cybersecurity program by adding 6 Rize courses to your existing catalog, enabling you to market a Cybersecurity degree to prospective students in as little as one semester. Courses are available in both 14-week and 8-week formats.

Additionally, this program offers a career navigations course, "How to Get a Job in Cybersecurity". In this experimental 200-level course, we will help students explore career and salary outcomes, learn the skills they need to navigate the job market, and build confidence in their ability to secure an exceptional career after graduation. We’ll give them insight into what a career or job in the Cybersecurity field would actually look like day-to-day.

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CYS I - Introduction to Cybersecurity
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In today’s world, no one is safe from cyber-attacks, but everyone can be prepared. This course will teach you how malicious actors use social skills and technology to facilitate cyber attacks and provide you with the tools and information you need to defend against those attacks. Whether you pursue one of the many available jobs in cybersecurity or just want to secure your own privacy, you'll learn how to make the Internet safer. This online class has optional live sessions.

CYS II - Cybercrime and Governance
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Cybercrime is one of the biggest threats companies face on a daily basis, and they are constantly looking for new hires to help protect them. In this course, you will get a firsthand look at the methods used to commit cybercrimes. You will also learn how governments detect, investigate, and stop these crimes, and become familiar with the laws and policies in place to deter cybercriminals. This online class has optional live sessions.

CYS III - Modern Cybersecurity
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Just as technology is constantly evolving, so too must cybersecurity to keep pace with changing trends. In this class, you will learn about the changing landscape of cybersecurity, emerging technologies that are likely to be targeted, and new forms of cyber-attack being launched. By the end of the course, you will be able to implement the most up-to-date practices in cybersecurity in order to protect against attacks. This online class has optional live sessions.

CYS IV - Network and System Security
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Modern organizations know that even the strongest systems can be vulnerable to cyber-attacks. As a result, jobs in cybersecurity are rapidly expanding as companies look to secure their digital assets. This course will teach you how to secure those assets by identifying and fixing potential security vulnerabilities. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify and remedy common network and systems vulnerabilities. This online class has optional live sessions.

CYS V - Cyber Forensics
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When cybercrimes do happen, you need to know how to respond. This course examines the tools and techniques used to perform cyber forensics and conduct investigations into cybercrimes. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to gather and analyze important digital evidence and gain skills in analyzing cybercrime that are in demand from companies across the country. This online class has optional live sessions.

CYS VI - Capstone - Ethical Hacking
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To stop a hacker, you need to be able to think like a hacker. In this course, you will learn hands-on techniques for attacking and penetrating networks and systems. You will be prepped with tools to launch these offensive tactics, and then complete a hands-on project where they are asked to ethically hack a real system. This online class has optional live sessions.

CYS VII - How to Get a Job in Cybersecurity
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This course will help you find a job in Cybersecurity upon graduation. Not just any job; one that excites you and meets your financial needs. In this course, you will explore career paths in Cybersecurity, the potential salary outcomes you can expect, and the skills you need to understand whether these salary outcomes will support you. This exploration will lead you to identify target jobs and opportunities. You will then plan the steps you need to take to achieve your goals and begin executing on that plan.

Cybersecurity salaries and businesses

Students give these courses rave reviews

“The projects we had to do were very motivating… It sparked interest in me, got the light going in my brain - I loved doing the projects!”
Cole B.
Walsh University
“Rize has given me an opportunity to add something to my degree. Something that I wanted to find at my school but wasn’t there.”
Chisunta C.
Albertus Magnus College
“Class experience is amazing!”
Mary D.
Mary Baldwin University
“It’s helped me know what I want to do in my career because of how immersive the assignments are.”
Jacob J.
Lasell University
“Even though everything was online… it still felt like the same kind of small classroom that I really enjoy, and that’s why I chose my college - so I kinda got that same experience even thru the computer.”
Summer R.
Lasell University
"One of the things I liked about [it] was getting to meet new people from different colleges and getting to hear new experiences and opinions."
Kara B.
Lasell University

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