Cybercrime related issues especially impact the State of Florida because a significant part of the state's economic development comes from tourism, international banking and high-tech industries. However, the number of scientists, engineers and experts with special skills in Cyber Security is not on track with the need for such experts. In fact, high-tech industries from different divisions such as Information Technology, Financial Services, Digital Media or Interactive Entertainment, and Aviation and Aerospace can significantly benefit from this program, (i.e., companies like IBM, Symantec, Boeing and Lockheed Martin within Florida's high-tech corridor to name a few).
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers the Cyber Security Certificate with a track in Computer Science (CS). This 12-credit certificate program allows students to expand their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the cyber security field.
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