Cyber Security Degrees in Indiana

We found 5 cyber security programs in Indiana.

A handful of opportunities for accredited cyber security education exist in the state of Indiana with four institutions designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE).

NSA CAE Designated Institutions for Cyber Security in Indiana

The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have given designations to universities and colleges that meet high standards for the protection of sensitive information from cyber attacks over the internet and cloud-based networks. Notable universities include Purdue University and Indiana University.

Here is a list of Indiana cyber security degrees that are from NSA CAE Designated Institutions:

  • Indiana University
  • Ivy Tech Community College 2 Year Cyber Security Program
  • Purdue University
  • Purdue University Northwest

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Online Cyber Security Programs in Indiana

Numerous certificates and the Associate of Applied Science can all be completed online through the School of Information Technology at Ivy Tech Community College. Certificates available include Digital Forensics, Network Penetration, and Network Security.

The certification process for Network Penetration includes 27 total credits and preparation for the CompTIA Security+ and A+ certification exams. Example courses taken in the curriculum are Network Protocol Analysis, Ethical Hacking, and Informatics Fundamentals.

As for the AAS in Cyber Security and Information Assurance, the 60-credit curriculum is divided up into 16 hours of general education, 40 hours of technical coursework directly related to the student's future profession, and four hours worth of electives - this includes certification preparation for CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, and Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) exams.

For those looking to dive into cyber security education without much risk, the community college does offer two courses for free that will prepare prospective students - Introduction to Cyber Security and Cybersecurity Essentials.

Master's in Cyber Security Degrees in Indiana

Professionals in the IT industry looking for a career change, or to advance further in cyber security, can check out the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management that is available at Purdue University, with an option to complete the program 100 percent online. There are 60 total credit hours needed to fulfill the curriculum requirement, and each course is six weeks long. With shorter classes, this increases the flexibility in terms of admittance into the program with openings nearly every eight weeks. The university recommends students with a Bachelor's degree in a related field of computer science, they have significant experience with networking technology, and hold solid communication skills.

After taking the program, graduates will have ability to thoroughly analyze statistical data, be able to create cyber security policies and help expose and maintain them throughout the organization, and to fully protect sensitive information and develop measures to swiftly respond to incidents. An example of courses students will be taking are Ethical Hacking and Network Defense; Wireless, Mobile, and Cloud Security; and Computer Forensics and Investigations. Students have the ability to try a three-week introductory period before fully committing to the program with just the cost of the application fee.

Getting Started Working in Cyber Security in Indiana

Students have plenty of potential to gain a thorough education in cyber security in the state of Indiana, and many institutions provide flexibility with online courses. This makes it easier for working professionals to enhance their resume while not needing to commit full-time to a college and cutting back on travel times. For those that prefer the on-campus or hybrid formats, institutions can be found in Bloomington, Hammond, Indianapolis, and West Lafayette.

Indiana Cyber Security Careers

According to CompTIA, the state of Indiana is around the median in terms of employment in the technology sector, sitting at around 185,000 workers. Information technology and custom software services have seen significant growth, jumping up at 3.2 percent year-over-year. In general, information security analysts make just over $80,000 as the state’s mean salary for the position based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Cyber Security and Tech Employers and Organizations

The Purdue University Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) holds an annual Information Security Symposium brings together school faculty members and top experts in the industry deliver speeches and discussions on their experiences and the latest innovations when it comes to protecting our networks (prevention methods, end system security, ethics and law, etc.). Students also present various computer science research projects. Admission to the symposium is free, and it provides networking opportunities for eventual graduates.

Available Online Cyber Security Programs for Indiana

List of Indiana Cyber Security Programs

NSA/DHS Designation: The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated certain institutions as a CAE, or Center of Academic Excellence. We have labeled each program based on their designation:
CAE-2Y: 2 Year Program CAE-CD: Cyber Defense CAE-CO: Cyber Operations CAE-R: Research Program
Campus-Based and Online Cyber Security Programs:
Indiana University
Bloomington
  • Cyber Defense CAE-CD
  • Cyber Defense CAE-R
Ivy Tech Community College
Indianapolis
  • 2 Year Cyber Security Program 2 Year Cyber Defense CAE-2Y
Purdue University
West Lafeytte
  • Cyber Defense CAE-R
Purdue University Northwest
Hammond
  • Cyber Defense CAE-CD
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