Cybersecurity

Launched during the Fall 2019 semester, Cybersecurity is the major for those who enjoy finding the flaws in any system, software or otherwise.  At Wentworth, you will refine those skills and then learn how to design and develop solutions that ensure no one else can exploit the flaws.  You will also gain applied experience with the entire security process from incident response and forensics, to offensive and defensive security, to policy and management.  As a graduate of this program, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the broad field of Cybersecurity and will be ready for jobs across the cyber industry.

Career Planning

Cybersecurity careers often begin with general IT experience. Here are some entry level jobs that can lead to a cybersecurity career:

  • SOC Analyst
  • Secure Software Engineer
  • Network Operations Center Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Web Administrator or Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Technician
  • Security Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Junior Penetration Tester

Future Career Opportunities

  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • Penetration Tester/Ethical Hacker (mid to senior level)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Use this tool to explore Cybersecurity career pathways: https://www.cyberseek.org/pathway.html