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Board of Regents approves Augusta University's new cyber security related master's program

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Published: Aug. 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM EDT
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Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Board of Regents approves expanding Augusta University's new cyber security related master's program at board meeting.

The approval comes after President Brooks Keel requested that Augusta University be authorized to have a Master of Science with a major in Information Security Management.

On the Board of Regents agenda, it stated that the proposed program will contribute to the university system’s Cybersecurity Initiative. They hope the program will enhance cybersecurity education and research, significantly develop and increase the cybersecurity workforce, and meet employment demands by providing a local and regional educational opportunity.

According to the school's media relation's chair, the program is scheduled to start in the 2017 spring semester. The first day of class will be January 5.


Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Board of Regents to discuss expanding Augusta University's new Masters Certificate in Information Security Management at the next board meeting.

On the agenda for the Aug. 10 meeting, the board will discuss the request of President Brooks Keel that Augusta University be authorized to establish a Master of Science with a major in Information Security Management.

On the Board of Regents agenda, it stated that the proposed program will contribute to the university system’s Cybersecurity Initiative. They hope the program will enhance cybersecurity education and research, significantly develop and increase the cybersecurity workforce, and meet employment demands by providing a local and regional educational opportunity.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is projected that approximately 14,432 jobs will be available nationally for information security analysts and separately 52,275 employment positions will require information system managers. It is further projected that approximately 403 jobs and 1,652 managerial positions will be required in Georgia.

For more information on Augusta University's plan to expand its Cyber Institute, click