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Cyber and Information Security

Data and machines carry boundless insight, and constant risk. Threats to critical processes — everything from a nation's electric grid, to your future self-driving car — have become real and present dangers. New reports of stolen consumer data happen daily.

Capitol Technology University attracts some of the world's top experts, government agencies, and corporate partners all vested in helping you to develop into a cybersecurity professional.

Cyber and Information Security Overview

$2.9M The cost of cybercrime on the internet per minute (Source: RiskIQ)
$133.7B Worldwide spending on cybersecurity is going to reach $133.7 billion in 2022. (Source: Gartner)
4.1B Number of records exposed by data in the first half of 2019 (Source: RiskBased)

Career Outlook

The damage related to cybercrime is projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021.The U.S. has a total employed cybersecurity workforce consisting of 715,000 people, and there are currently 314,000 unfilled positions, according to Cyber Seek, a project supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Capitol Tech Opportunities

Here's some of the ways that we prepare and connect you with the field of cyber & information security

Capitol Technology SC Awards Winner

America’s Best Cybersecurity Program

Capitol Technology University is honored to receive the prestigious SC Media 2020 Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program. Formed in 1989, SC Media is highly regarded in cybersecurity circles for its long dedication to the industry. They cite Capitol Tech’s numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, dedication to the employability of students, innovative programs, hands-on teaching methods and deeply rooted relationships with government agencies as reasons why the university stands out among other cybersecurity education programs.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. — Cyber Central

Learn in the heart of the Washington D.C. Beltway — home to 350% more cyber security professionals than the rest of the US combined. Pursue work at U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, Pentagon, CIA and hundreds of private contractors.

CompTIA Security+ clearance

Certification Ready

Your first two courses prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ exam. By sophomore year, you’ll be ready to pass industry certification exams such as A+, Network+, Certified Ethical Hacker exam, Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam and Security + exam.

Student working in Cyber Lab

Cyber Lab

Defeat simulated cyberattacks in our Cyber Lab. This lab has an advisory board with members from corporations such as Lockheed Martin and SAIC, as well as other universities such as Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the University of Maryland.

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Cybersecurity Challenges

Join our cyber team and work with other students to defend and attack secure systems. You’ll compete against other schools and improve your skills with every challenge. Last year, the team competed in 15 cyber challenges.