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Albany Technical College Launches Cybersecurity Program

Special to the Metro

ALBANY, GA – Albany Technical College (ATC) has launched a degree program for Cybersecurity in the Computer Information Systems division.

The program is available and will be accepting enrollment for the fall semester, which is currently underway.

The new program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the latest concepts, principles, and techniques required to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, and procedures. Graduates in the program will be prepared for industry standard certifications, such as the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

“As the world becomes more connected, protecting information from those who intend to steal or exploit it, has become a major concern to every organization on the planet,” said Darren Hagler, Computer Information Systems instructor and lead instructor for the new program at Albany Tech. “Cybersecurity professionals are one of the top twenty in-demand careers of 2016 and there is no sign of relief. The U.S. government, as well as private industry, are all scrambling to shore up their Cybersecurity divisions and new job postings number in the tens of thousands.”

With the addition of this program, Albany Tech now has the most comprehensive Information Technology program in Southwest Georgia