Hood College Officially Launches New Cybersecurity Master’s Degree…

“Hosting…a orator like General Alexander, underscores Hood’s joining to value and will prominently place Hood College and Frederick, Maryland, in a inhabitant discourse on cybersecurity preparation and training,” pronounced Apr Boulton, Ph.D., vanguard of a Graduate School during Hood College.

The new module addresses a flourishing direct for rarely learned cybersecurity professionals in a D.C. segment and a nation. As of final year, there were approximately 350,000 cybersecurity openings in a U.S., and it is projected that globally, by subsequent year, a sum array of such positions will surpass 6 million.

The launch eventuality will be highlighted by a initial harangue of a John C. and Janet

Hobbs Cotton ’59 Cybersecurity Lecture Series with General Keith Alexander during 7 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall. There will be a networking eventuality following a harangue from 8 to 9 p.m.

General Alexander is a late four-star ubiquitous with 40 years in a military, culminating in a executive purpose during a National Security Agency and arch of a Central Security Service. He binds a eminence of portion in this purpose longer than any other director. While portion as a NSA director, he was allocated by Congress to be a initial commander to lead a U.S. Cyber Command, substantiating and defining how a republic is stable opposite cyber attacks.

General Alexander is a target of a 2016 United States Military Academy Distinguished Graduate Award. He binds 4 master’s degrees: a master’s in inhabitant confidence plan from a National Defense University, degrees in systems record and production from a Naval Post Graduate School and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University.    

After his years of service, General Alexander founded IronNet Cybersecurity, a association focused on cybersecurity solutions for a blurb zone to make networks safe.

“Hosting an internationally famous speaker, like General Alexander, underscores Hood’s joining to value and will prominently place Hood College and Frederick, Maryland, in a inhabitant discourse on cybersecurity preparation and training,” pronounced Apr Boulton, Ph.D., vanguard of a Graduate School during Hood College.

Such approval is done probable by a inexhaustible present by Janet Hobbs Cotton ’59 and her husband, John C. Cotton, for a origination of a Cotton Cybersecurity Lecture Series. The orator array will move nationally famous leaders in cybersecurity to Hood’s campus any semester.

Applications for a cybersecurity module are now being supposed for a tumble semester.

For some-more information about a harangue or admission, hit Apr Boulton during [email protected] or 301-696-3600.

Hood College is an independent, magnanimous humanities college, charity 32 undergraduate majors, 4 pre-professional programs, 19 connoisseur programs, dual doctorates and 10 post-baccalaureate certificates. Located in ancestral Frederick, nearby Washington, D.C., Baltimore and a I-270 record corridor, Hood gives students entrance to large internships and investigate opportunities.

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