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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

$6T Cyber crime will cost the world $6 trillion by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015.
$85B The world spends close to $85 billion a year protecting businesses, consumers, military interests and countries. Industry watchers expect the global cybersecurity market to reach $110billion by 2020.
$10B Global military cyber security market s expected to be worth nearly US $10 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach almost US $14 billion by 2027.

Career Outlook

In 2017, the U.S. employs nearly 780,000 people in cybersecurity positions, with approximately 350,000 current cybersecurity openings according to CyberSeek, 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.

Worldwide, the demand for cybersecurity talent far outpaces the supply. The global cybersecurity workforce is expected to post between 1.5 million and 3 million unfilled positions by 2020.

Capitol Tech Opportunities

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

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.