The number of cybersecurity courses at top universities is surging, and the top universities in the Midwest are taking a lead role in helping their students learn the craft.
In 2018, Illinois State University, a top-ranked research university, opened Cybersecurity Academy, a program that offers cybersecurity-related courses in the school’s IT departments.
The academy, which was announced in December, has about 80 students in the program, according to the university’s website.
“The goal is to get people who don’t have the training to be more prepared,” said Julie Smith, a campus safety manager for Illinois State.
The program, which is part of the Illinois State Cybersecurity Initiative, has a focus on how students learn how to protect themselves from cyberattacks.
It also helps students develop more in-depth skills to understand the risks of cybersecurity.
“It’s a good thing for the students,” Smith said.
“If you’re a cybersecurity student, there are things that you don’t know.
You’re going to need to learn about those things.”
The cyberattack that forced the resignation of former president Joe Biden was a result of a cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee.
But there is no evidence that the hack, which took place in early January, was connected to the White House or any of President Donald Trump’s campaign officials.
The Cybersecurity Education Program at the University of Michigan has a similar focus.
In 2019, the school opened CyberSafety Academy, which has about 70 students in it.
The program, part of Cybersecurity for the 21st Century, was launched in May and was focused on the intersection of cybersecurity and technology.
“There are so many new things that we can do,” said Mary Glynn, a computer science professor at the university.
“We have the ability to go into these new technologies and make sure that they are safe.”
Glynn, who teaches a course called “Cybersecurity and the Future,” said the curriculum includes information about cyber attacks, threats and how to prepare for them.
The students also have a chance to work with cyber security experts, and learn about the risks and how best to mitigate them.
“They have a strong understanding of the world around them, and that’s really helpful,” she said.
The number of CyberSecurity Education Program students has increased by nearly 400 percent since the first semester, said David Gresko, the program’s director.
“A lot of the students who have come to this program in the past are interested in cybersecurity and want to get the most out of their time in school,” he said.
“It is something that is a very important component to our university,” said Michelle Schatz, director of the cybersecurity department at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
“And if you’re an IT major, you want to make sure you’re getting the most education that you can from the best experts and the best faculty.”