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Cybersecurity Programs at Cambridge College

cyber statsThe need for cyber professionals is great. There are an estimated 4 million open positions globally, and over 13,000 in Massachusetts, reported by CyberSeek. Employers are looking to hire diverse talent as quickly as possible with starting salaries ranging from $80,000 to almost $100,000, according to Zip Recruiter, US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.

Cambridge College is uniquely positioned to train you for a career in the fast-paced cyber and emerging technology industry.

Check out some of our past cybersecurity events and publications, including:

  • Video of FBI & Homeland Security cyber professionals discussing cybersecurity careers
  • Our 2021 Annual Cyber Diversity & Inclusion Summit

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Why Choose a Cambridge College Cyber Program

Low tuition – Lowest of 4-year colleges in Boston

NEW Scholarships – Scholarships of up to $7,500 earmarked for eligible cybersecurity program students.

Quick start – Streamlined application, no SAT requirement

Stackable credentials – Jump-start your career: Start with a certificate, then apply those credits towards the bachelor's degree.

Hands-on learning – Real-life challenges with high-caliber faculty working in cybersecurity

Diverse environment – Our faculty, staff and students represent and support diversity as a core principle.

Industry collaboration – Engage with expert practitioners from private industry, the community and government.

Earn industry certifications – Our curriculum prepares students to take certification exams including CompTIA Security+ and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Industry experts – Our curriculum is designed with our Cybersecurity Advisory Council, cyber professionals and thought leaders actively working in business and government


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Cambridge College Cyber Programs

Network Security Certificate

Cambridge College’s Cyber Certificate Programs equip students with the core abilities employers from far-ranging industry verticals are actively seeking. Certificates are designed for students at any stage of their career — from recent high school graduates to seasoned professionals. You'll be taught by faculty with strong field experience who share your passion for combatting cybercrimes.

You'll learn:

  • How to analyze network communication protocols, network analysis tools, and hacking methodologies
  • Basic server configuration methods including stand-alone and virtualized environments, and support of WAN and LAN networks
  • Installation and use of firewalls, data encryption, anti-virus software and intrusion detection
  • How to analyze and evaluate network security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledge of common attack tools (Immunity CANVAS, Burp, SET, Metasploit, Nmap, Nessus) and defensive tools (Snort Intrusion Detection System (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention System(IPS), tcpdump, Wireshark, Security Onion IDS Linux Distribution)
  • Forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction

Career Opportunities

A Network Security Certificate from Cambridge College qualifies you for in-demand positions such as:

  • Computer Network Defense Analyst or Infrastructure Support
  • Network Administrator
  • Penetration Tester
  • Red Team Technician
  • Systems Administrator
  • and more

Fast Track to your Bachelor's Degree

100% of your certificate credits can be applied towards the Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity at Cambridge College.


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Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity

Current cyber industry experts will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and abilities employers are looking for in today’s marketplace. You will learn how to design and build secure environments using networking, server, client systems, and firewall skills, and how to quickly adapt to changing and emerging technology needs.

You'll learn:

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Auditing and Risk Management
  • Incident response and Digital Forensics investigations
  • Emerging Technology and Cybersecurity Risk
  • Enterprise and Cloud Security
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Policies, methods and best practices used to secure personal data

Career Opportunities

As a graduate, you will have the ability to utilize security tools to configure, monitor, and analyze network systems and applications, while being able to effectively communicate to nontechnical managers, directors, and above. A Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity from Cambridge College qualifies you for in-demand positions such as:

  • Information Security Manager
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Security and Risk Compliance Analyst
  • IT Auditor
  • Penetration and Vulnerability Tester


Interested in curriculum, tuition, and program requirements?

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