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3/29/2019
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NDSU Offers Nation's First Ph.D. in Cybersecurity Education

The new program focuses on training university-level educators in cybersecurity.

Solutions to the cybersecurity skills shortage tend to focus on those who need training, but a new program from North Dakota State University tackles the issue from a different direction: it offers a focus on cybersecurity education within its computer science Ph.D. program.

The goal of the program, according to a university statement, is to produce more university-level instructors qualified to teach courses in bachelor's and master's degree programs. The university states, "Students get a strong background in core computing concepts – software development, databases, algorithms and artificial intelligence – as well as completing coursework in key cybersecurity areas and educational methods and research."

Dissertations in the program can be based on research in cybersecurity, cybersecurity education technology, and cybersecurity education research.

The first student has already been admitted to the program. In addition to the Ph.D., students are also able to complete a Graduate College Teaching Certificate at NDSU with classes that contribute toward the Ph.D.

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rsahoney
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rsahoney,
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5/6/2020 | 2:51:40 PM
Cyberscurity field is lucrative
Great post indeed. This is a very helpful degree no doubt. It is difficult to find specialists in this field with extensive experience and skills. I also will graduate with a bachelor's degree in software engineering. Now I am writing my student paper using the service https://getschoolsupplieslist.com/ and when it comes to cybersecurity, it is sometimes difficult for me to find answers to certain questions. We need more specialists in cybersecurity.
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rsahoney,
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5/6/2020 | 2:49:14 PM
Re: Hopeful but Skeptical
Cybersecurity is a course which has high scope in the future. The demand of cybersecurity grads will be at its peak in the next 10-15 years.  But one of the major problems in schools is that students are not guided by teachers and their parents about the streams/courses which will be in high demand in the future.
QuentinTorr
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QuentinTorr,
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2/24/2020 | 9:01:02 AM
Re: High demand
Agree on this one, very needed stuff

 
CameronRobertson
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CameronRobertson,
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4/8/2019 | 2:09:22 AM
Bumper crop
I reckon that we're going to see the graduates from this programme being very high in demand once they've finished the course. There is a lot of demand in this particular industry so it's great to see that we are meeting the need for better professionals in it!
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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4/1/2019 | 2:25:26 PM
Re: Hopeful but Skeptical
Apologies if i was a bit sarcastic there - cyber requires an immense skill set that equates to relative good job security these days (one of the few IT staffing positions set so).   That said, C-Suite may think of it as just another IT job (it is not) and just a higher salary line item (which it would be) so ...... if they do not see bad stuff happening or being blocked, well then the system IS working and that great brochure from Tata or Wipro says they can do the same for cheaper.   We really need a change in perception of security here.  This is off the trail a bit but at least this post subject shows greater recognition of the importance of the field.    From experience, of course, I trust management judgment on this matters with a pallet load, not a grain, of salt. LOL
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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4/1/2019 | 2:15:39 PM
Re: Hopeful but Skeptical
Also very valid point, with a large degree of expertise they will be in high demand. With high demand comes a greater request in salary. It would be very unlikely that those with the Ph. D. would stay on to pass their knowledge onto future years without being heavily compensated.
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4/1/2019 | 9:49:43 AM
Re: Hopeful but Skeptical
Great idea but also, too, is the possibillity that the first graduate will be hired for a security job, while being drained of knowledge for 1 year. 
When done, fired and position outsourced out to Wipro with orders to train his or her replacement to save salary expense costs. 
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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3/30/2019 | 10:52:36 PM
Hopeful but Skeptical
I am a huge advocate for increased education in Cyber Security. I am skeptical about the apporach because when I think of a Ph. D, what comes to my mind is one of the highest levels of comprehension in said focus. If there is a shortage of Cyber Security talent, then placing a level above Masters will just take a filter to the small subset that has risen above entry to nominal level talent. I still think a valid approach is to start during a more impressionable age. If you get curriculum in around high school, you can peak the interest of individuals to decide whether they want to learn more about Cyber Security and you are campaigning to a much larger range of individuals.
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