[Video] Webster Expands Cybersecurity Program to New Locations

| April 23, 2014
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The program addresses growing demand for managing complex cybersecurity for government and private enterprise.

Webster University’s cybersecurity program, which was launched in Colorado Springs earlier this year, will be expanded to four more Webster University locations: the Washington D.C. area this summer, followed by Orlando, San Antonio and St. Louis.

The announcement of the expansion was made before this week’s Gateway to Innovation (G2I) technology conference in St. Louis, where Webster is a platinum-level sponsor. One of the main topics of discussion at G2I will be network and data security. Webster will host two discussion panels to explore different aspects of Cybersecurity. President Beth Stroble and other university representatives will speak at the conference.

“Webster University is proud to serve as a platinum sponsor for the Gateway to Innovation conference,” Stroble said. “Just as St. Louis historically served as a Gateway to the West,  Webster University, a truly global university, leads in developing innovative programs and partnerships to secure a prosperous future here and around the world.”

The field is exploding with job opportunities. According to a recent report by the labor-market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies, postings for cybersecurity jobs have grown 74 percent since 2007. In 2013 alone, the report said, there were more than 200,000 postings nationally for cybersecurity jobs, with an average salary of $93,028. That’s more than $15,000 higher than other IT positions as a whole. And because the number of qualified candidates for these cybersecurity jobs far lags the number of open positions, these postings tend to remain open much longer than other IT jobs, according to the Burning Glass Technologies report.

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