Message from Leadership
ISACA’s Cybersecurity 2020 survey revealed soft skills and IT knowledge as the biggest gap in the cybersecurity industry. These skills gaps include deficient knowledge of IT operations, networking, infrastructure, operating systems, and tools used in the workplace. Dean Sam Chung, Program Director Morgan Zantua, and STC faculty prepare STC Cybersecurity graduates to be ready to perform in today’s workplace. The re-designed BS Cybersecurity (BSCY) curriculum, formerly known as BS Information Security (BSISEC), addresses these workforce gaps and expectations from employers to have graduates be equipped with quality theoretical/academic Knowledge (K) Integrated with the Skills (S) and Abilities (A) or KSA to leverage into their work environment.
This week’s Thursday’s Byte continues with the staged approach to working towards your undergraduate degree and presents the revised BSCY effective July 1st. For students in the BSISEC, your advisor can map out your course completion.
Internet technology is enmeshed in our economy, institutions, our lives. STC’s new Bachelor of Science – Cybersecurity (BSCY) and Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCY) are predicated on the knowledge cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary ‘team sport” based on technology and human systems, according to the Structure of the Cybersecurity Discipline from Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Cybersecurity Curricula 2017.