Cyber Security classes/schools?

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  1. MacandCheese

    MacandCheese Mmm Mmmm Goood ;)

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    Hey everyone,

    I am in the IT industry. I'm currently an IT admin. I have a great interest in cybersecurity and computer security on the whole. I am taking the security+ cert and a computer forensics cert. within this year. I find computer security inredibly interesting and hope in future years to have a job in that field...

    My question to you all is what schools are out there that specialize in this? What certifications should i be looking at obtaining? I have done searches and have asked people, but i'm having a hard time locating GOOD sources of information on security.

    Thanks in advance for any and all info you can provide! I love this site :)
     
  2. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    security+ is crap. forensics might be useful if that is what you want to do. you should check out sans.org and www.isc2.org

    sans offers a variety of well respected certs and isc^2 offers the CISSP and SSCP
     
  3. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    my school (UCFV) is adding a security concentration to our CIS degree program.

    I dont know much about it, but I do know the prof's teaching it do security contracting for large companies and local universities. I plan to take the Intro to Security over the summer. We will be going over a lot of hardware analysis to see what happens to the hardware when someone is trying to hack it (ie: bad keys cause longer voltage radings on certain busses and what not). Lots of theory and hands on work too :)
     
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  4. MacandCheese

    MacandCheese Mmm Mmmm Goood ;)

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    Awesome, thanks so much guys :)
     
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