Cyber Security in 2017: Good News for MS in Cyber Security Students

As the year marches on, the reporting of cyberattacks continue to hit the news.

In a survey of more than a thousand IT security decision makers and practitioners, only 34% are confident regarding their ability to monitor privileged users. The infographic below shows that the number of cyberattacks has continued to rise over the past three years with the number of successful attacks growing from 62% in 2014 to 79% in 2017. Three in five respondents said their organization was attacked by ransomware last year with one in three paying the ransom.

And the biggest obstacles facing an organization’s cyber security in 2017 seem to be low security awareness among employees, lack of skilled personnel and too much data to analyze. These numbers should be concerning to most business professionals.

What does that mean for an MS in cyber security program? It means opportunities. Now is the perfect time to enroll in an MS in cyber security program to gain the tools to help combat the cyberthreats that continue to face today’s businesses.

Take a look at the infographic below for more on the current status of cyber security in 2017.

George Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems is a cyber security masters degree providing a path to enhance professionals in the cyber security field and put them at the forefront of addressing cyber security challenges. This cyber security program provides students with the leadership and management expertise needed while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks. This cross-disciplinary program draws on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business, Schar School of Policy and Government, and Volgenau School of Engineering.

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Source: Imperva, Inc.

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