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Intelligence and Security Studies

The more we rely on technology, the more we need to address the cyber vulnerabilities that threaten our nation’s security. Threats to critical processes have become real and present dangers that require protection – from maintaining a city’s electrical grid to preventing water contamination.

In a world where software, cloud computing, and the internet are integral to our national and global operations, being able to defend ourselves against malicious terror attacks is a top priority. Our intelligence and security professionals are crucial to our safety as they use advanced technology to improve border security, support efforts to detect, deter, and recover from cyberattacks, address the root causes of domestic terrorism, and secure the American public from future threats.

Many career opportunities exist for intelligence and security professionals, including counterterrorism, a high-demand field combining government, military, law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and business to enforce tactics, techniques, and strategy in order to prevent or combat terrorist attacks of all kinds – physical and digital.

Capitol Technology programs provide hands-on training to the next generation of intelligence and security experts. Armed with the practical knowledge of NIST Cybersecurity Framework and National Infrastructure Plan, plus the Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Directive, our graduates work on the front lines of our nation’s security efforts.

Intelligence and Security Studies Overview

$52.2B The 2022 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget is $52.2 billion, with efforts to enhance cybersecurity, defend civilian information technology infrastructure, prevent domestic terrorism, and more. (Source: DHS.gov)
$37M The Global Market for Counter Cyber Terrorism is expected to reach $37.9 billion by 2027, an increase from $30 million in 2020, with $8.8 billion attributed to the United States. (Source: Counter Cyber Terrorism – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics)
$34.52B The Global Identity and Access Management market size is expected to grow from $13.41 billion in 2021 to $34.52 billion by 2028 at a 14.5% CAGR rate. (Source: Fortune Business Insights)

Career Outlook

Intelligence and security professionals can pursue many careers within the field. Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average across all occupations. Counterterrorism is one of the most in-demand fields today – jobs in this field include intelligence analyst, records examiner, counterterrorism analyst, and strategic analyst. The average salary for an intelligence analyst is $86,465 per year in Washington, DC.

Capitol Tech Opportunities

Here are some of the ways that we prepare and connect you with the field of intelligence and security studies.

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. – Our Nation’s Intelligence and Security Hub

Washington, D.C. is home to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the federal department responsible for our nation’s public security, managing anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention. One of its many divisions, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), recruits top professionals to protect our nation from cyber threats. The DMV area is also home to many other top cyber agencies and companies, like the U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, Pentagon, CIA and hundreds of government contractors, and private sector positions

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.

Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis

Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA)

Enhancing the security of physical and cyber infrastructures across the nation requires ongoing training. The CCRA serves as the university hub for training, research, analysis, and programming in cybersecurity. Here, you will learn to defeat simulated cyberattacks, land an internship where you can put your skills to work and prepare for the workforce, publish a scholarly article addressing an existing challenge in the field, and much more.

Digital Forensics Lab

Digital Forensics Lab

Learn how to recover digital evidence or data from mobile devices under forensically-sound conditions. You’ll put classroom knowledge to work as you evaluate malware and the security aspects of telematics, Internet of Things (IoT), and critical infrastructure.

Excellence in Cyber Defense

Excellence in Cyber Defense

The National Security Agency and Department of Defense have designated Capitol Technology University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. We were honored to have a communications team from the NSA come to campus and produce this video explaining the benefits of our award-winning program.