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SUU Partners with Top Cyber Security Professionals

2016-04-CyberSecurityPartnerships.jpgSouthern Utah University is taking strides in the fast growing field of cyber security by teaming up with top cyber security professionals. Working with Nuix, a company that combines advanced technology with expert knowledge to solve real-world data challenges, SUU is gearing up students to work in one of the world’s largest growing tech industries.

With the help of Nuix’s industry professionals, SUU is expanding its Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance curriculum and providing hands-on knowledge and experience to better educate students. These new courses will train the next generation cyber security experts in counter intelligence, defense, homeland security, law enforcement and computer forensics. 

Professionals currently working in cyber security will help teach online courses, offering depth and insight to subjects they deal with daily. Some of these professionals include Senior Vice President of Cyber Threat Analysis Chris Pogue, Director of Advanced Threats and Countermeasures Ryan Linn, and Associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Alexander Major.

“We are excited to be partnering with these industry professionals,” stated Roger LaMarca, Director of Online Admissions. “We are certain that their industry experience will create a real world and relevant education for our students, allowing them to go into the industry and make a positive impact in the organizations that are fighting this global threat.”

Dr. Rob Robertson, Director of the Master’s in Cyber Security and Information Assurance also notes, “It is critical to establish these partnerships with industry professionals in order to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to our students and graduates which will help them enter and succeed as contributing members of the cyber workforce.”

The Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance program at SUU prepares its students to take on one of the greatest threats to industry and government today. The program will help to develop the skills and knowledge base necessary in organizing and managing an effective security strategy that successfully defends against immediate and future cyber threats and related enterprise challenges.

SUU works hard to make it possible for non-traditional students and working professionals to earn a Master’s degree. By offering its Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance 100% online, SUU aims to advance all of its students in this fast growing career field. Those who are interested in this program should contact SUU at 435-865-8665 or onlineadmissions@suu.edu immediately as classes are scheduled to begin soon.