Longmeadow, MA—Bay Path University is expanding its focus in the rapidly growing area of cybersecurity—and helping to bring more women into it—with the introduction of an undergraduate major in risk management. In addition, the University will offer scholarships to women looking to obtain degrees in cybersecurity. Made possible by Strada Education Network, generous scholarships will help support cybersecurity students with the cost of fall 2020 enrollment.
The term ‘risk management,’ applies to the forecasting and evaluation of risks alongside the identification of procedures to avoid or minimize their impact. This new program concentration will include coursework in data privacy, project management, crisis management, and incident recovery.
“Bay Path's risk management degree is designed for women who enjoy collaborating to proactively identify risks and guard against cyber threats. This degree will enable women to combine valued skills and insights like problem solving, creativity, collaboration, communication and leadership and essential technical knowledge to develop and implement risk management strategies for an incredibly exciting and rewarding career,” states Beverly Benson, program director for Information Technology and Security at The American Women’s College of Bay Path University
With nearly 80% of the organizations surveyed for the 2019 Marsh Microsoft Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey ranking cyber risk as a top-five concern, but only 11% feeling adequately prepared to assess and address those threats, the need for risk managers in the cybersecurity sphere is more important than ever. Within those responding organizations, the majority of board members and senior executives responsible for their organization’s cyber risk management reported that they had less than a day in the last year to spend focused on cyber risk issues.
“In time, with training and experience, high paying jobs in cybersecurity are available, especially for women. Bay Path is working to ensure women students get desirable internships in cybersecurity to close the experience gap and position them for better starting salaries,” said Benson.
For more information on Bay Path’s undergraduate and graduate Cybersecurity programs, including focuses in risk management, digital forensics and incident response, and information assurance, please visit www.baypath.edu.
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About Bay Path University
Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 30 graduate programs for women and men, including doctoral degrees; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations. Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.