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What is Cybercrime?

Preparing you for a career safeguarding society's vital information


Exploiting weaknesses in computer networks, cyber criminals use their sophisticated computer hacking skills to penetrate computer network systems and cause corporate and government economic losses in the millions. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) – an alliance between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center meant to receive and refer complaints of cybercrime – currently receives more than 800 victim complaints each day1. In 2014, the IC3 received more than 260,000 consumer complaints with losses in excess of $800 million2. Individuals are also subjected to numerous cyber threats on a daily basis, including cyberstalking, cyberbullying, and identity theft. There are countless other examples of cyber threats our country faces, including:

  • ::  Cyber criminals invent nasty computer viruses and the clever means to spread them
  • ::  Hackers identify backdoor routes into computer network systems to steal private information
  • ::  Pedophiles abuse the Internet to disperse child pornography
  • ::  Political extremists misuse the Internet for acts of cyber terrorism

Clearly, there is a growing concern over the rise of cybercrime in the United States—do you want to do something about it?

As part of Utica College’s internationally respected economic crime and justice studies programs, the online BS in Cybersecurity enables you to play a crucial role in defending public and private information from cybercriminals. Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE - CD) by the NSA and DHS, as well as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center, Utica College is at the forefront of online cybersecurity education and is currently preparing the next generation of forensic investigators and cyber crime fighters.

Our curriculum integrates the latest technologies and data available in criminology, criminal justice, economic crime, and computer forensics through an innovative multidisciplinary approach, and will prepare you for a large number of entry-level cybersecurity jobs in the public and private sectors fighting cybercrime, including:

  • ::  Computer crime investigator
  • ::  Intrusion detection specialist
  • ::  Network security engineer
  • ::  Security software developer
  • ::  Cryptographer/cryptanalyst

Learn More about Cybersecurity

The first step toward a career in cybersecurity starts today. Request More Information or call us today at 315.732.2640 or toll-free 866.295.3106 to speak with a Program Manager.

1 https://www.fbi.gov/news/testimony/cyber-security-enhancing-coordination-to-protect-the-financial-sector
2 https://www.ic3.gov/media/annualreport/2014_IC3Report.pdf