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In State of the Union, President Obama Addresses Nation’s Cybersecurity Concerns, Calls for Action

By University Alliance on February 14, 2013

Florida Tech stands ready to help meet the growing demand for cybersecurity experts with Information Assurance and Cybersecurity master degree programs offered 100% online.

Tampa, FL – In the first State of the Union address of his second term, President Barack Obama emphasized the growing concern of cybercrime in America, and called for action to prevent cyber threats to the nation’s security and economy.U.S. News & World Report-ranked Florida Tech is already answering the president’s call with cybersecurity education available to professionals worldwide through 100% online learning.

In addition to dealing with budget deficits, healthcare and job creation, the president stressed that, “America must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyber attacks. We know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private e-mail. We know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets.” He continued, “Now our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, and our air traffic control systems. We cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy.”

Florida Tech University Online is prepared to address the nation’s growing need for cybersecurity experts with its Master of Science in Information Technology with a Specialization in Cybersecurity and Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree programs, available 100% online.

Florida Tech’s cybersecurity master’s degree programs provide the specialized knowledge required to recognize risks, secure networks, and protect financial institutions, government agencies, private companies and municipalities from the significant threat posed by hackers and other cybercriminals. Program graduates can maximize the career opportunities offered in the high-demand cybersecurity field.

Because Florida Tech has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, students are assured of receiving a high quality education. Courses are specially designed to position cybersecurity professionals for success, and are taught by faculty who are experts in the field.

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