University of Nebraska at Kearney Cyber Security Students working on a computer

Cyber Security Operations Program

The Cyber Security Operations (CSO) program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney trains students to be come CSO experts in order to protect individual rights, privacy, data, and last but not least national security. Cyber Security Operation as a field is the study of "the set of controls and processes both technical and policy intended to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and by providing for authentication and non-repudiation."

The courses are offered through the Computer Science Major, with an Information Networking & Telecommunication minor, and uses courses from the Information Technology program. Current students have the option to change to the CSO program.

Career Opportunities with this Degree

  • Cyber Security Advisor
  • Cyber Security Assistant
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Administrator
  • Cyber Security Engineer
Casey Glatter
“I really enjoyed having smaller class sizes, as I was not just a number in an ocean of students. I felt the professors really cared about my education and took time to meet one-on-one for any help I needed.The best education I received at UNK was learning ‘how to learn.’ I wasn't handed answers to my many questions. Instead, my professors encouraged me to dig deeper and look closer at the problem at hand to find the solution. This was by far the greatest asset going into my career as a CS security professional.”

Casey Glatter

Computer Science