According to a recently released National Governors Association report, cyber security employment is expected to rise by 650,000 employees within the next decade – growth that is projected to be faster than for all other occupations.

As corporations are increasingly developing plans to cope with terrorism, cybercrime, pandemics, and other threats to their operations, they will require a workforce trained in the very disciplines this college is designed to study and teach.

Learn more about our current students and alumni below…



Cindy Ogando '15

Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Master of Business Administration

Consultant Level 1, Ernst & Young LLP- Advisory Practice

 "The Information Security program was incredibly rewarding. It taught me about risk assessments, firewalls, encryption, and specific digital forensics techniques that will enhance my career. Through my coursework and internships, I have diversified my portfolio and instilled a sense of enthusiasm and dedication to my career in cyber security."



Kenneth Oliver '15  

Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Masters in Information Studies

"After serving for 12 years in the Marine Corps, I wanted to start a new chapter in my life. I’ve always enjoyed working with computers and fending off cyber criminals is rewarding."




Falita Friday '15

Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Master of Business Administration

Acting Global Ombuds Leader/Paralegal, GE Power and Water - Compliance

"Attending the University at Albany for my MBA was definitely the right choice for me! It afforded me the flexibility to attend classes with enough versatility to have top-level, full-time employment, earn my MBA and Information Security Certificate in two years, and maintain the ability to take part in my family as an active wife and mother. I don’t know if I could have accomplished this in any other program, at any other university!"



Steve Rossello '16

Graduate Certificate in Information Security

Retired DHS-HSI Special Agent

"I recently joined the Information Security Certificate Program with experience in computer forensics working for the federal government. I wanted to pursue continuing education in this emerging field. I have learned about network structure, security, and how cyber attacks originate in relation to how the internet functions."