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Why should I choose Marshall for Cyber Security?

At Marshall University’s Institute for Cyber Security, we offer a unique and practitioner-based approach to studying cybersecurity. Our institute is dedicated to advancing the field of cybersecurity through multidisciplinary research, education, and outreach programs.

One of the key features of our programs is our focus on practical, hands-on learning. Our courses are taught by cybersecurity practitioners who have extensive experience in the field, and our students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through internships and research opportunities with faculty and industry partners. We actively engage with corporate and government organizations to foster a strong and dynamic ecosystem of cybersecurity professionals and researchers. Through these partnerships, our students can gain real-world experience and apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems.

Practitioner-Based: What does that mean?

We strongly emphasize providing our students with practical, hands-on experiences in the form of labs, access to industry software, training exercises, and more. While we recognize the importance of theoretical learning, we believe that allowing our students to apply their knowledge and skills through real-world, hands-on experience is crucial to their success in cybersecurity.

Interested in our facilities?

The Institute for Cyber Security at Marshall University resides in the Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex. It comprises four labs and several classrooms across the Cyber Forensics and Security and Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering departments. To learn more about those facilities, check out our page on them!

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Why get into cyber security?

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The field of cybersecurity is growing rapidly, and there is a dire shortage of skilled professionals. Our graduates have a strong track record of securing employment in the cybersecurity field, and many of our students have multiple job offers before they even graduate.

A shortage of cyber professionals and the growing skills gap

There is a significant shortage of trained and qualified cybersecurity professionals, particularly in the United States. As of November 2021, there were around 715,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US, according to a report by Emsi Burning Glass. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, this shortage is expected to continue, with the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide projected to grow 350% between 2013 and 2021, from 1 million to 3.5 million.

Interested in Marshall and MU ICS?

If you are interested in studying cybersecurity at the undergraduate or graduate level, we invite you to learn more about our programs at Marshall University. Our practitioner-focused approach, focus on collaboration and partnerships, and hands-on learning opportunities make us a leader in the field of cybersecurity education. Contact us today to learn more and to apply.



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