Cybersecurity certificate program launches this fall

With sophisticated hackers targeting everyone from Sony and Target to the Pentagon and State Department, the demand for skilled workers in cybersecurity has skyrocketed in recent years.

cybersecurity-rules-linkedinForbes magazine reports cybersecurity jobs are up 74 percent since 2007. The jobs are not only plentiful, they are high paying, offering a median salary of $116,000 – nearly three times the nation’s median full-time wage.

To meet the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, FIU’s College of Business has collaborated with the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy to create an executive certificate program in cybersecurity leadership and strategy.

The two-day course, scheduled for October 11-12, will offer two tracks –  private and public sector – targeting professionals

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