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BYU Announces New BS in Cybersecurity

With one million cybersecurity jobs available in the United States and a 100 percent placement rate post-graduation for alumni of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, demand for a cybersecurity major is high. 

The cybersecurity major will build on the foundation of the current information technology major, which has already been emphasizing cybersecurity in various classes. Cybersecurity graduates can work in government agencies, analyze data-driven forensics, and run penetration testing for companies, among other employment opportunities. 

“There is a real need for people with great technical skills and high ethical standards, and that’s where our students fit in,” said Derek Hansen, professor of information technology and cybersecurity.