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Franklin University's Cyber Defense Program Recognized by Homeland Security

by Tim Brunicardi on August 21, 2019

Franklin University was recently recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the academic year 2024.   

This honor places Franklin University among a select group of regionally-accredited two-year, four-year, and graduate-level institutions.

Franklin’s Cybersecurity Bachelor of Science program is designed to provide students with the skills they need to prepare business professionals to effectively prevent, solve and investigate cybersecurity attacks. 

How essential is cybersecurity to today’s business community? 

According to COP Magazine. the following statistics indicate why businesses need to protect themselves from cyberattacks: 

  • Cyberattacks will do an estimated $6 trillion in damages to the business world by 2021.
  • The majority of hackers target small businesses.
  • Companies like eBay, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Target, and Yahoo have all been victims of cyberattacks.
  • Ransomware attacks take place every 14 seconds.
  • By 2024 the cybersecurity market will have become a $300 billion industry.

About Franklin University

About Franklin University | Franklin University's Cyber Defense Program Recognized by Homeland Security

Founded in 1902 in Columbus, Ohio Franklin University is a four-year non-profit private school that specializes in helping non-traditional adult students realize their academic aspirations and enable the broadest community of learners to achieve their goals, 

Currently, Franklin University offers 36 different bachelor’s degree programs and provides onsite course options at more than 25 Midwest locations, as well as online. The University also offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. 

In addition to having partnered with over 650 corporations and non-profit organizations, Franklin University has 230 long-standing partnerships with various community colleges including Hocking College. 

About Hocking College's Partnership with Franklin University

About Hocking College's Partnership with Franklin University | Franklin University's Cyber Defense Program Recognized by Homeland Security

Hocking College has several 3 + 1 partnerships with Franklin University, including one that allows students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity. These partnerships save students money and time by allowing the student to take the third year of their bachelor’s degree at Hocking College – paying the community college tuition rate.

Students in Hocking College’s Cybersecurity program now have a more convenient route towards earning their bachelor’s degree thanks to the school’s new 3+1 partnership with Franklin University.

Students wishing to learn more about Franklin University's programs should contact Franklin's Community College Regional Manager Greg Haskins, at either 740-297-9738 or transferinfo@franklin.edu.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions virtual office hours are only available via Zoom on Tuesday’s from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Click here to join!

However, students who aren't available for a virtual visitation at this specific time and day can also meet with Haskins over the phone or virtually on other dates and times by visiting his calendar link.

About Hocking College’s Cybersecurity program

Hocking College’s Cybersecurity and Network Systems program provides students with the real-world work experience they’ll need to find employment securing data systems for commercial businesses, banks, schools, and government agencies.

The hands-on curriculum is designed to teach students how to react to cyberattacks, and how to prevent hackers from stealing data and wreaking havoc within network systems. 

Hocking College’s smaller class sizes will provide students with one-on-one time with their instructors. Students will also have opportunities to obtain additional certifications courtesy of Hocking College’s partnership with Cisco Networking Academy.

Students who pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity & Network Systems Technology degree at Hocking College will obtain the following skills:

  • How to analyze problems and develop logical solutions to resolve them
  • How to design, implement, maintain and troubleshoot a small business network
  • How to document network architecture, hardware, and software
  • How to install and configure PC-based security software
  • How to configure and implement firewalls to protect network infrastructures.

For more information on Hocking College’s Cybersecurity & Network Systems Program, contact Cybersecurity and Network Systems Program Manager, Mark Riley at rileym24177@hocking.edu or by phone at (740) 753-7209.

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