Ready for a career known for great salaries, plenty of flexibility and job satisfaction? Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations (CYAOP) program checks all the boxes.
Cybersecurity is a $172 billion industry – and growing. Our highly-respected program gives you the hands-on technical defense strategies, risk management, and data-driven cybersecurity analytics experience you’ll need to compete in this exciting industry. And whether you complete your degree here or at another one of our many campuses, you’ll have a globally recognized Penn State degree that carries significant weight.
In this program, you’ll gain the critical technical expertise, teamwork, project management, and collaboration skills that employers are looking for in a CYAOP expert. Our industry-experienced faculty will help guide your journey as you learn to critically assess and respond to modern information security threats using adversarial strategies.
You’ll go in-depth into cyberdefense technologies, tools and processes; cybersecurity analytics and visualization; and cybersecurity risk analysis and management. The skills and concepts you learn are drawn from several disciplines including information, management and data sciences, as well as statistics, human behavior, and law/policy.
CYAOP students are given the opportunity to create a custom four-course application sequence in application development, geopolitics, law and policy, economics, healthcare, and custom application. Specific courses include Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis; Overview of Information Security; Incident Handling and Response; Cyber Analytics Studio; Malware Analytics; and Integration of Privacy and Security.
Once you graduate, you can pursue a promising career as a:
Digital Network Exploitation Analyst
Suggested Academic Plans
Suggested Academic Plans (SAP) provide the possible order of courses students might follow as they pursue a particular degree. SAPs are proposed schedules only. Individual student's schedules might look different if -- in consultation with an academic adviser -- the student has created a different plan. Care should be taken when changing the order of courses, as the SAP takes into account prerequisites and course controls. For the final work regarding the courses needed for graduation in a particular major, all students should consult the University Bulletin and their degree audit.
Coordinator of Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations
610-285-5071 | [email protected]