ERIC Number: EJ759667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Cyber Security--Are You Prepared?
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers, v82 n4 p22-25 Apr 2007
During the summer 2002 term, Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee's Information Technologies Division offered a one credit-hour network security course--which barely had adequate student interest to meet the institution's enrollment requirements. Today, OSU-Okmulgee boasts one of the nation's premier cyber security programs. Many prospective students are drawn to cyber security because of the field's coolness factor. The popularity of movies and television shows, such as the "Crime Scene Investigation" series (however many versions there are now), have undoubtedly contributed to the number of students interested in the cyber security field. Training such as that offered by OSU-Okmulgee is needed to produce the highly skilled professionals needed in the field of cyber security. Colleagues, prospective students and their parents often inquire about where the graduates of OSU-Okmulgee's cyber security program go to work. The short answer is: "Everywhere." To date, program interns and graduates have embarked on careers in virtually every workforce sector and any type of organization imaginable.
Descriptors: Student Interests, Graduates, Information Technology, Computer Security, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Networks, Mass Media Effects, Career Awareness, Career Planning, Access to Information, Information Management
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma