This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. All opinions are 100% mine.
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law recently announced the roll-out of two new online master degree programs. One is a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law, and the other is a Master of Science in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law.
Last year we got a lot of traction around the subject of cybersecurity from our readers, and that is why we wanted to give these programs a little feature here on TechAcute. Being located near the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Security Administration (NSA), the U.S. Cyber Command, and many cybersecurity firms, this particular university is perfectly situated to teach its students about these fields. The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is a reputable and credible law school, and subject matter experts from industry and government comprise its faculty.
Is cybersecurity something for you?
If you have recently graduated and are now looking to add further knowledge to your skill-set in your own time, the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law might be of interest to you. Cybersecurity needs are growing in demand across a large number of industries, including healthcare, business, and government (not just tech). The courses are completely online and fully asynchronous, meaning that students don’t need to be virtually present at the same time to watch a live video broadcast or participate in classes. All coursework is posted weekly so that you can manage your own time and access assignments at your convenience. The program offers full schedule flexibility and is designed to be completed part-time, on your time.
Is this a relevant field for the future?
“Managing threats to data, hardware and networks is a top priority for the public and private sectors.”
Professor Michael Greenberger, Director, Center for Health & Homeland Security
Professor Greenberger is on spot with that stance. I can’t think of a month without news of cybersecurity issues. Whether it’s a hack of a corporation of any size, like the Sony Pictures hack in 2014, or an attack on the government of a country – the threat is out there, and you’d be a fool to ignore the risk. All major companies and governments alike need experienced and knowledgeable staff now more than ever before to not only defend but also help design a safer tomorrow with more resilience and protection in place.
Learn about homeland security and crisis management law
If Cybersecurity Law is not a 100% match to what you pursue in your career, you may want to consider the Master of Science in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law.
In this program, you will learn about the laws and policies that shape emergency preparation and response, crises management, public health response, homeland security, and counterterrorism. This program also addresses cybersecurity concepts within the larger context of the homeland security framework.
The world in which we live is beyond mere theory of facing the risk of terrorist attacks or pandemic outbreaks. We know these risks exist and need to be mitigated and planned for to ensure the safety of the people.
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In the Master of Science in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law, you will learn how response from the government works in case of a crisis and how both public and private organizations collaborate, given the complex structure of preparedness and response.
Both programs in cybersecurity, as well as homeland security and crisis management, are taught by experts with many years of experience. Not only will you have a chance to interact with professors and experts who have worked in these fields, but you will also be required to complete a capstone project as part of the program. The capstone allows you to take concepts learned and apply them in a practical way.
If you want to impact your career positively, the learning never ends. Maryland Carey Law’s online programs are the first of their kind to be starting in 2017. If this is interesting for you, I strongly recommend you check it out. You can even attend a related webinar. Never stop learning! Want more information?