Cyber and Information Security

As society becomes increasingly reliant on electronic information, and as the number of security incidents steadily climb, the demand for a new breed of information technology professionals keeps growing.

The bachelor of science in cyber and information security (BSCIS) is designed to meet current and anticipated needs for highly trained professionals. As a BSCIS student, you will have the chance to build on the foundations of computer science and information technology, and develop a mastery of information assurance and security concepts, tactics and strategies.

The first two courses of the BSCIS concentration prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ examination, giving you the chance for desired credentials even before you graduate. The combination of all five courses map to the seven domains of the Systems Security Certified Professional (SSCP) certification.

With the BSCIS, the CompTIA Security+ certification and the SSCP certification, you will have the proof that you possess the professional knowledge required for a successful career in the cyber and information securityfield. Capitol Technology University asserts that when you graduate, this combination will provide you with a strong professional resume and the opportunity to a rewarding and challenging career.


A Message from the Program Chair, Dr. William Butler

Welcome to the cybersecurity program at Capitol Technology University. The program here is one of the oldest in the country, having been created in 2002. Capitol was one of the first schools to be designated a Center of Academic Excellence-Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) in 2003 and has been successfully re-designated two times since 2003.

Capitol has a unique approach to teaching cybersecurity, built on hands-on, practical learning. This is in keeping with our motto "find a way or make one". This hands-on approach is reinforced with the real world experience of a cadre of talented adjunct professors who are practicing industry professionals. The success of our approach is affirmed each year by the rewarding careers our students pursue with top federal agencies, such as NSA, DISA, MITRE, federal contractors such as Leidos, Lockheed, Northrup Grumman, and Fortune 500 companies such as Goldman Sachs and Motorola. Our Cyber Defense competition teams annually place in the top ten in the mid-Atlantic region. In addition to creating the nation's first master's degree in cybersecurity in 2003 Capitol created the nation's first doctorate in cybersecurity in 2010.

I joined the program in 2002 as an adjunct professor and came on board full time in 2013 after a career in the Marine Corps and the private sector. We have and are developing state of the art cyber labs, such as our cyber battle lab, identity management, mobile forensics, and secure wireless. Please come join us for a campus visit, a cyber Saturday event or a summer camp.