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Cybersecurity, B.S.

Talwar College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Indiana Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will prepare you for a career and leadership within the rapidly expanding cybersecurity field. Our program blends the technical aspects of cybersecurity, information security, network security, network penetration, digital forensics and defensive CyberOps with a fundamental understanding of criminal investigation.

What’s more, Indiana Tech is creating a state-of-the-art learning environment for its cybersecurity students which will include a security operations center, a digital forensics lab and an interactive data center. This reimagined and robust center will be completed in time for the 2021-22 academic year.

Hands-on coursework in computer programming, networking, electronics and criminology will arm you with the expertise that today’s companies, organizations and law enforcement and intelligence agencies are looking for to protect data. The result is a uniquely effective degree that enables you to become a digital detective ready to protect individual and organizational data and fight the cyberattacks and crime that take place every day on the Internet and company networks.

Why choose Indiana Tech?

  • You will learn to evaluate vulnerability risks and determine appropriate security measures to protect organizations before cyberattacks occur.
  • Our tech-savvy instruction will teach you how to utilize and leverage technology in ways that add value to clients, customers and employers.
  • Opportunities for industry internships will help you develop career skills, experience and contacts for career placement after graduation.
  • Indiana Tech fosters an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective field.
Joseph Miller

Joey Miller
B.S. Cybersecurity, 2018
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Careers in this Degree

Graduates with this degree have pursued careers in the following fields:

  • Network security for various sectors, including retail/commerce, health care, finance and law enforcement
  • CyberOps
  • Cybersecurity management

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by BLS.gov statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Network/computer systems administrator $82,050/year

Job outlook through 2028: 5 percent increase

  • Information security analyst $98,350/year

Job outlook through 2028: 32 percent increase

  • Computer network architect $109,020/year

Job outlook through 2028: 5 percent increase

  • Computer systems analyst $88,740/year

Job outlook through 2028: 9 percent increase

  • Chief information security officer $142,530/year

Job outlook through 2028: 11 percent increase

Warriors in the Workplace

Indiana Tech graduates with this degree have earned jobs at:

  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Fort Wayne Police Department
  • Walmart Distribution Center
  • Indiana Tech

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech students pursuing this degree have interned with:

  • Do it Best, Corp.
  • Ash Brokerage
  • Parkview Health
  • Franklin Electric
  • Ruoff Mortgage
  • Bosch
  • Brotherhood Mutual

Dr. Vijayanth Tummala

Program Lead

Professor Tummala is the director for cybersecurity at Indiana Tech. He conducts research in the domain of human-artificial intelligence collaboration and its utility in cybersecurity. He is currently leading the cybersecurity side of a pre-existing multidisciplinary collaboration between Indiana Tech and Fort Wayne Police Department to provide interns to its pilot high-tech crime unit. Professor Tummala previously worked at Monsanto (now Bayer AG), AT&T Labs, as a software developer and network automation researcher, and the Florida Institute of Technology.

  • Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Webster University
  • B.S., University of Mumbai