No need for a career break to switch to cyber security

Demand has never been higher within the cyber security industry, as companies are becoming increasingly aware of the threats posed by cyber attacks. But for many who wish to move into this field, the idea of taking a break from their career to reskill is just unfeasible.
Luckily, it has never been easier to study an MSc Cyber Security online – developing the much-needed skills while continuing in your current role, and gaining a recognised qualification that will get you noticed by employers.
Why study online?
You will have access to learning materials 24/7, from anywhere in the world. This means you can log on to complete a lecturecast on your lunch break and submit an assignment after putting the kids to bed. University of Essex Online’s cutting-edge virtual learning environment features multimedia lecturecasts to help you understand your course material, engaging discussion forums to debate ideas with classmates, and an online learning environment where you can practice your new skills and complete assignments.
MSc Cyber Security with Essex Online
You will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of network security and secure software development and an appreciation of the main trends in the field. The course covers a broad range of multi-disciplinary topics, going beyond technical skills to consider the managerial, legal and psychological concerns relevant to safeguarding an organisation’s online environment.
The course is entirely assignment based, and as well as regular written assignments and individual coding projects, you will take part in group assignments to improve your teamwork and communication skills – essential in most roles within computing. Your studies will culminate in the completion of a final independent technical project on the topic of your choice, which will showcase the skills you have developed throughout the course.
Your future career path
There is currently a global shortage of cyber security professionals. Roles that you will be able to succeed in after graduating from this course include:
Policy Maker
Software Developer
Risk Analyst
Threat Management
Secure Systems Designer/Programmer
Information Systems Administrator
Forensic Analyst
To take the first step towards a new career within cyber security, just download a prospectus or join the next live webinar about the Essex Online computing degrees.

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