@ City College
Priority Deadline: May 29, 2020
: July 31, 2020
Malicious attacks and data breaches are pervasive threats to businesses and governments. Between 2006 and 2019 there was a 130% increase in data breaches, costing organizations an average of over $8 million per breach1.
A 2019 survey by the Ponemon Institute indicated that 90% of the security professionals working to protect critical infrastructure confirmed that their organizations had been hit by at least one successful cyber-attack2. A lack of skilled staff to protect critical systems was cited as a substantial challenge.
City College’s Cybersecurity Program has been designed as an industry-informed collaboration combining solid theoretical foundations with highly-demanded technical skills. Industry partners will contribute to the program curriculum, offer internships and permanent positions, as well as support special events offered through the school.
Fraud related to identity theft cost victims approximately $1.7 billion in 2018, double the level of 20163. With the ubiquity of smartphones and the rapid increase in Internet- of-Things devices being used, the potential for financial crimes and personal security threats through electronic devices is enormous.
The Cybersecurity Master’s Program was established in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and as part of the public-private Cyber NYC initiative. City College will contribute to the goals of the initiative by connecting highly- skilled graduates with opportunities in the growing cybersecurity workforce in the city.