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What is Cyber Terrorism?

Preparing you for a career safeguarding society's vital information

“Convicted terrorist Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the (first) World Trade Center bombing, stored detailed plans to destroy the United States’ airliners on encrypted files on his laptop computer.”
- Louis Freeh, former FBI Director, 2000

“The same technique that a hacker would use, the same technology, will be utilized by somebody with a different political motivation…The problem we’re all facing is a global borderless problem, where attacks can occur anywhere in the world and originate from anywhere else in the world.”
- Michael Alcorn, Branch Chief of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance, 2005

Employing the anonymity and global reach of the Internet for their own personal gain, terrorists attack the U.S. information infrastructure in attempts to steal money, identities, and classified data. Cyber terrorists also use the Internet as a recruiting tool to find like-minded extremists and attempt to hack their way into corporate and government networks. That’s why cyber terrorism now tops the list of security concerns for the United States, and why agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security are looking for skilled professionals who can protect our Nation’s critical information systems and data networks.

Utica College offers one of the most extensive and robust cybersecurity programs in the country, especially in the fields of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation. The online BS in Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary program that provides students the critical computer science skills needed to succeed in combating cyber terrorists, such as:

  • ::  Cyber incident response
  • ::  Vulnerability detection and assessment
  • ::  Cyber risk detection and strategic analysis
  • ::  Cybersecurity threat management

In addition to developing your skills as a cyber investigator and technologist, Utica College’s specialized Homeland Security and Emergency Management track of the Cybersecurity degree program will better prepare you for a career in cyber counterterrorism by giving you a deep understanding of public administration and technology challenges related to homeland security, as well as how to collect and analyze data from national intelligence systems.

Learn More about Cybersecurity

The United States is currently facing one of the most serious threats to national security in history, but you can join the front lines as a cybersecurity specialist and help strengthen our country’s cyber defense capabilities. Utica College can show you how. Request More Information or call us today at 315.732.2640 or toll-free at 866.295.3106 to speak with a Program Manager.