Online Cybersecurity – Program Highlight

Content Updated 05/15/2024

You’ve probably heard about the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry. Still, many people do not fully understand the impact of good online practices on everyday life. WVJC Online is here to help you better understand cybersecurity and why it matters!Online Cybersecurity Program Highlight

By delving into the world of cybersecurity, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how it can directly impact your life. Discover the importance of cybersecurity, learn how it can affect your everyday activities, and stay informed about the best practices you can implement to protect yourself.

What Is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is about protecting computer systems, networks, and sensitive data from attacks and other malicious activity. Think of a cybersecurity professional as a digital guardian, constantly looking for potential threats and taking proactive measures to keep your digital world safe.

Protection– This process involves a cyber professional conducting a gap assessment to identify their employers’ current areas of weakness and developing plans to prevent attacks before they happen.

Detection– This occurs when a malicious attack is attempted on the cyber professional’s employer. The protection measures set by the professional allow them to be notified that an active attack is happening, and they can fight the attacker in real-time. 

Recovery—If a malicious attack occurs and important data is lost, the cyber professional is trained in response measures to help contain the breach and develop plans to recover the sensitive information.  

Why is Cybersecurity Important?

At some point in your life, you may have been notified that some of your personal information was compromised in a data breach resulting from a malicious cybersecurity attack. Unfortunately, it isn’t uncommon to fall victim to a cybersecurity attack in today’s digital world. According to Security Magazine, there are over 2,200 attacks daily, which is nearly one cyber attack every 39 seconds. These attacks can cause significant damage to businesses, governments, and individuals. Staying vigilant and practicing good cybersecurity habits is important to protect yourself.

Cybersecurity professionals’ skills make them valuable assets to private businesses, government entities, non-profit organizations, and other companies to help prevent attacks and recover critical information if an attack does happen. 

Cybersecurity experts are vital to company services, detecting vulnerabilities, recommending security programs, and developing backend systems that seek to reduce the frequency and quality of corruption threats. As hackers grow in sophistication, cybersecurity specialization grows with it. 

The WVJC Online Cybersecurity program offers a comprehensive approach to cyber training. It allows students to develop a deep understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices, gain the skills to protect networks and systems from cyber threats and acquire the knowledge necessary for entry-level positions in the field. 

How WVJC Online’s Training Is Different

The WVJC Online Cybersecurity program is designed to give students the tools needed to become a valuable asset to many private, non-profit, and government entities. Our program focuses on real-world scenarios through interactive simulations, allowing students to gain a valuable understanding of the profession. Additionally, toward the end of the program, students will complete an externship where they will work closely with industry professionals and gain further hands-on experience. 

The options for cybersecurity careers are seemingly endless, with ample growth opportunities. The WVJC Online cybersecurity training program prepares students for entry-level positions, including: 

  • Junior Security Analyst
  • Cyber Operation Specialist
  • Data Recovery Specialist
  • Incident Responder
  • Malware Analyst
  • Pen Tester
  • Computer Support Analyst
  • Help Desk Analyst

WVJC Online’s Cybersecurity program is an excellent fit for those with beginner and intermediate knowledge of computers and an interest in learning about data analytics, programming, information technology, and the technology industry as a whole. During the accelerated 18-month program, students will dive deeper into computer systems and networks, data analysis and programming, fundamental security design principles, cryptography, and more. 

In addition to gaining marketable skills and knowledge in their training and earning an associate degree, students in the WVJC Online Cybersecurity program will be prepared to sit for industry-specific CompTIA certification* exams, including the following:

Start Your Cybersecurity Career With WVJC Online!

The Cybersecurity Program at WVJC Online prepares students to enter the vastly expanding world of cybersecurity. Our instructors are knowledgeable and committed to their students’ success. When questions arise, you can be sure someone will be available to help. 

Want to know more about our cybersecurity training program? Contact WVJC Online’s admissions team today by calling 877-25ONLINE or Requesting Information

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding certification exam.