Governments and businesses are at a greater risk today of being attacked by cyber criminals than at any point in history. Cybersecurity professionals are typically the first line of defense against malicious actors, from ransomware to espionage and everything in between. Explore how to defend against cyberattacks and pursue a career path in this field which may include roles such as entry-level Security Analyst, Risk Assessor, Junior Security Engineer, and Security Engineer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of Information Security Analysts to grow 33% from 2020-2030.*
"Red Team," or offensive security professionals, test systems for existing vulnerabilities. "Blue Team," or defensive security specialists, focus on securing systems from attack. DigitalCrafts' curriculum covers offensive and defensive tools, tactics, and strategies. Students will explore hardware, operating systems, networking foundations, and programming literacy and devote the final two weeks to preparing for the CompTIA Security+ certification. You can graduate with a Security+ test voucher in hand to sit for the exam.
This full-time program is 17 weeks and meets Mondays through Fridays. Class consists of live lectures, exercises, and group activities hosted primarily through Zoom, Slack, and the DigitalCrafts LMS. Students may attend online or at a convenient WeWork location with an All Access WeWork membership.
Class hours by time zone: 9am - 5pm CT / 10am - 6pm ET / 8am - 4pm MT / 7am - 3pm PT.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts (visited June 17, 2022). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.