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Sophisticated technology has given rise to new kinds of crime, from corporate accounting scandals to identity theft and cyber-terrorism. Hilbert College has joined forces with St. Bonaventure University to offer this high-demand major.  The two institutions will share faculty resources to offer the programs, taking advantage of St. Bonaventure expertise in its Department of Computer Science and Hilbert’s strength in its Department of Computer Security and Information Assurance. No travel between campuses will be necessary for students or faculty, as shared courses will be offered via distance learning technology.

Cybersecurity Highlights

  • Career Advantage: Emphasis in both the technical and managerial sides of the cybersecurity field prepares students for careers in business, government, and law enforcement. 

  • Integrated Ethics: Ethics content is integrated at all levels of the curriculum to prepare students for the challenges of technology leadership.

  • Hands-On: Students gain practical, hands-on experience with the latest hardware and systems. 

  • Flexibility: Courses shared between St. Bonaventure and Hilbert College will be offered via Lifesize conferencing technology, whereby students on one campus will use this distance-learning technology to attend a course as it is being taught on the other campus. There is no need to travel between schools.  

  • Innovative Curriculum: The St. Bonaventure/Hilbert College Cybersecurity degree is the only regional program of its kind. 

  • Expert Faculty: Program faculty have extensive industry experience. 

  • Industry Standard: Cybersecurity students gain the knowledge required to pass industry recognized cybersecurity certifications such as the ComptTIA Network+, ComptTIA Security+ and Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) examinations.

Learn by doing

Hilbert’s cybersecurity students get practical hands-on experience in our dedicated lab to simulate security breaches.  The lab is equipped with the latest technological hardware and software in use in the field.

Internship opportunities are available to help students put their knowledge to use in real-world settings. 

What Can I Do With This Major?

To deal with the rise in high-tech crime, corporate and government employers need qualified professionals with computer, digital forensics and investigative skills.

Hilbert’s cybersecurity graduates will be able to pursue careers as:
  • Intelligence analysts
  • Computer crimes special investigators
  • Information assurance specialists
  • Credit card fraud investigators
  • Health insurance special investigators
  • Money laundering analysts
  • Network administrators
  • Bank security compliance officers
  • Compliance, risk management and fraud supervisors
  • Digital forensics examiners

Why Cybersecurity?

Average starting annual salary of $95,700 for Information Assurance Specialists.
Security Analyst ranked third among the best technology jobs, eighth among the top 100 professions and 15th among the highest paying jobs.
U.S. News & World Report
Between 2012 and 2022 Information Security Analyst positions will grow at a rate of 37%. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Computer Security & Information Assurance Outcomes

Recent CSIA graduates have found jobs with these titles:

NOC Engineer

Cyber Security Operations Analyst

Micro Computer Decision Support Specialist

Data Provisioner