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HCC is the regional leader in cybersecurity programming, and the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated HCC as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through academic year 2026. Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. In a computing context, the term “security” implies cybersecurity. Employment in cybersecurity is projected to grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for cybersecurity is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.

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