Cyber Security Center

CYBERSECURITY CENTER

 

Welcome to Augusta Technical College’s Cybersecurity Center.  The purpose of this Cybersecurity Center website is to provide students and the community with information about the College’s Cybersecurity program and other related programs.  The website also links to key Cybersecurity Web sites, news and information on Information Systems Technology, Information Assurance, Cybersecurity, and key Augusta Technical College Cybersecurity activities.

Cybersecurity training and education has become progressively relevant in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) as Fort Gordon is now home to the U.S. Army Signal School, the U.S. Cyber Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Cyber Command, and a large sector of NSA Cryptologic Centers. The Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree prepares students for the cybersecurity workforce by offering a planned sequence of courses in computer hardware, computer software, operating systems, networking, network security, cyber defense and countermeasures, penetration testing/ethical hacking, digital forensics, and security policies and procedures. Graduates of the Cybersecurity AAS will be prepared for technical positions in both business and government sectors.

The Augusta Technical College Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree prepares students for the cybersecurity workforce by offering a planned sequence of courses in computer hardware, computer software, operating systems, networking, network security, cyber defense and countermeasures, penetration testing/ethical hacking, digital forensics, and security policies and procedures.

Well-trained cybersecurity personnel is needed in government and private industry.  The results from the eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) in February 2017 estimated a projected shortage of 1.8 million cyber security professionals by 2022.

For more information about the Augusta Technical College Cybersecurity Center, contact:
Jim Poarch

Department Head, Cybersecurity

Director, Cyber Center

jpoarch@augustatech.edu

706.771.4136 or 706.771.5731