The University of Arizona

UA South Will Play Key Role in Future of Cybersecurity in Arizona

UA South will play an important role in shaping the growth of cybersecurity in Arizona, according to a recent article by AZ Big Media. Through degree offerings such as UA South's BAS in Cyber Operations degree and UA Online's MS in Cybersecurity degree, the University of Arizona will play a big part in the workforce development and research of cybersecurity. 

Cybersecurity is a rapidly expanding field that is in need of more trained professionals. Nationwide, the industry is estimated to need about 1.8 million people over the next five years. 

Cybercrimes are expected to triple over the next five years, according to a recent report by Cybersecurity Ventures. The cost for these cybercrimes are expected to rise from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021. 

Critically, UA South and UA Online are on the cutting edge when it comes to cybersecurity, education and research. Led by educational leaders such as Hsinchun Chen, director of UA Cyber Security Initiatives, the University will play a "unique role with its research by taking a holistic approach to better prepare cybersecurity professionals for future threats." 

The BAS degree at UA South offers students the advantage of individualized instruction and support while also providing access to the resources of one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation. The degree prepares graduates for entry into a number of cyber-related occupations in defense, law enforcement, and private industry. 

To learm more about UA South's cybersecurity program, click here and for more information about UA Online's MS in cybersecurity, click here. For full coverage on the growth and development of cybersecurity in Arizona, visit AZ Big Media.