20/11/2019

Cybersecurity risks are on the increase

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Almost every business nowadays has a website, with data systems and networks; meaning that there are numerous entry points for criminals. The cyber-crime industry hit £1.5 trillion in profits in 2018, according to a study commissioned by virtualisation-based security specialists Bromium, yet it’s predicted that by 2022 there will be a worldwide shortage of 1.8 million information security workers, meaning that the future offers qualified cyber security professionals access to excellent career opportunities.

The University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Computing (Cyber Security) course is an ideal route into this dynamic, challenging and evolving industry. Our Cyber Security course offers the knowledge and skills needed to anticipate and combat threats to computer software and data, including hacking, theft, viruses and many other forms of cyber-attack.

Covering how to design secure computer systems, this unique degree emphasises secure software development and promotes a deep understanding of the structure of computing systems. Throughout the course, you’ll develop technical knowledge and applied skills in security defence techniques and counter-measures, ready to protect computer systems and electronic infrastructures from attack. We’ll focus on helping you learn to design and develop your own security tools for probing, analysing and defending computer systems against attacks.

Students will be taught in our well-equipped IT suite featuring high-specification hardware and the latest software, so you can gain plenty of industry-equivalent hands-on experience, alongside opportunities to develop your learning both individually and in groups, with expert guidance and support.

Interested in a career working with computers?

The University of Bolton offers a range of studies focusing on computing. Browse our courses for more information.

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