The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering Cybersecurity program, established in 2018, is ranked number ten in best schools for bachelor degrees in cybersecurity, according to Cyber Degrees EDU. Cyber Degrees EDU seeks to provide independent, unbiased and comprehensive resources for students to pursue higher education in cybersecurity and computer science.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, cybersecurity employment is projected to grow 31% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for other occupations.
Cybersecurity is a computing-based discipline involving technology, people, information, and processes to protect computing systems from adversaries. It involves the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computing systems (see ACM Documentation). It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including aspects of law, policy, human factors, ethics, and risk management. BYU's Cybersecurity program is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Association.
For more information on the BYU’s Cybersecurity program, visit https://itc.byu.edu/.