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Security, Intelligence and Critical Infrastructure

The more reliant we become on software, cloud computing and global connectivity, the more vulnerable our nation’s critical infrastructure is to cyber threats from inside and outside our borders. Today, bot malware exceeds human activity, and it’s vital that we are ready and able to defend ourselves.  Examples of infrastructure include: Airports, Election Systems, Electric Utilities (power generation, transmission, and distribution), Financial (Banking and Insurance), Health Care, Manufacturing, Nuclear Plants, Port Facilities, Rail Transit Systems, Refineries (Oil and Gas), Telecommunications, and Waste Water Treatment Facilities.

Capitol Technology University is providing hands-on training to the next generation of cybersecurity warriors. Armed with practical know-how and knowledge of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and National Infrastructure Plan, and the Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Directive, you will learn how to protect America’s infrastructure from attack while also learning what a facility is and how it operates so that the blend of cybersecurity and really understanding why one is protecting a specific infrastructure facility from attack is understood.  This holistic understanding of what happens if a facility is attacked to the population and safety of a nation, how the facility actually operates to see the vulnerabilities in the physical operations, and the technical cybersecurity knowledge of protecting the IT brains of the facility is crucial to being a manager in a position of such national importance.

Security Intelligence and Critical Infrastructure Overview

$723M 2018 Department of Homeland Security budget for cyber efforts including defense of critical infrastructure.
$86.3B Global Critical Infrastructure Protection Market in 2016. This is expected to grow at the rate of 15% CAGR over the next 6 years.
$15.9B Expected Identity and Access Management market size by 2022, growing at the rate of 12.2% CAGR over the next 5 years.

Career Outlook

By 2026, Information Security Analysts jobs are expected to grow by 28% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual salary for Information Security Analysts is $95,510.

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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 work on malware evaluation and the security aspects of telematics, IoT and critical infrastructure.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - Tech Hub

Washington, D.C., home to more than 1,000 tech startups, is now ranked amongst the top 10 cities for tech jobs. Tech sector jobs in D.C. grew by 50% in the last decade. Within an hour of the campus, you can attend conferences, summits, workshops, and tradeshows; you can interview for summer internships; and you can visit trade groups, think tanks, and organizations.

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Unmanned Systems Lab

Learn to program a swarm of drones, get hands on experience working with peers and industry practitioners to solve real-world problems in disaster management, homeland security, law enforcement, journalism, insurance, media, telecommunications, and more.

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Cyber Lab

Defeat simulated cyberattacks in our Cyber Lab. The lab, built in 2009, has an advisory board with members from other universities such as John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the University of Maryland and corporations such as Lockheed Martin and SAIC.

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Security Intelligence and Critical Infrastructure