Cyber crime police tape in front of a human figure in the shadows

The protection and safeguarding of digital information is critically important to nearly every professional and academic discipline. By choosing Defiance College’s Cybersecurity you will get a solid foundation in security principles along with a strong command of information assurance principles and practical security skills. These skills are invaluable assets for a career in a competitive field.

Cybersecurity careers are among one of the faster growing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), estimates cybersecurity positions will increase by 33% through 2030.  

Upon completion of our Cybersecurity major, you will be able to:

  • identify current problems and threats in cybersecurity
  • detect and analyze cybersecurity attacks and practice defense strategies against them
  • write secure software
  • analyze networks and network security
  • plan, implement, and assess security protection mechanisms in computer systems and networks

ADVANTAGES of a DC Cybersecurity major:

  • The core curriculum of our cybersecurity major is closely aligned with industry certifications.
  • Built in expansion of your degree with 12 credit hours in a concentration of either Forensics or Security Architecture and Engineering.
  • Our site-built cyber range is used in most courses - allowing students to have hands-on experiences using a variety of real-world systems.
  • Your senior capstone project is focused on the real-world as you assess security vulnerabilities of organizations or businesses that use the internet against NIST cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Fun opportunities to participate in local and national capture the flag events that improve a student’s ethical hacking skills.


Aaron Napierala, M.S., M.Ed., MCSE, MCSA, Network+, A+
Sheldon Goodrum, Ph.D.
Steven Sondergaard, JD
Timothy Wedge, M.A., CFCE, MCSE, CISSP, A+