Cyber Security in IT at CECH

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The School of Information Technology (SoIT) in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) manage training in law and policies and operate the hands-on network defense/offense Cyberattack Red Team course. The SoIT currently confers both an ABET accredited undergraduate degree in Information Technology (BSIT) and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), which cover the areas of Cybersecurity, Networking/Systems, Software Application Development, Database Management and Digital Media. Furthermore, the SoIT confers a minor in Information Technology and several certificates including the interdisciplinary Foundation of Cybersecurity certificate.

There are over 620 students in the SoIT, 12 full-time primary faculty members, and six faculty members with secondary appointment from disciplines such as Computer Science, Political Science, Education and Criminal Justice. There are over 20 IT professionals who teach in the undergraduate program as adjunct faculty. The BSIT degree is a five-year coop degree and is one of the first 10 in the nation to receive ABET accreditation. Cybersecurity is the newest and fastest growing undergraduate track in the SoIT. It started in the fall of 2014 with 24 students and has 80 students in the fall of 2015. There are 37 students in the Cybersecurity certificate and 30 students in the new MSIT program. The SoIT has a partnership agreement with Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions (CBTS), a regional leader in IT infrastructure and security. IT in the Cybersecurity track are hired by CBTS, General Electric and many regional and national companies.