TCC To Kick Off Cyber Security Program

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Tallahassee Community College is taking a bigger leap into cyber space.

Starting this summer, it will offer new a cyber security program.

Amy Combs is the program coordinator for information technology at TCC. She says they are offering about nine courses.

"Things like legal and ethical issues, data security, privacy, those kinds of things," Combs said.

Cyber security is in the spotlight, most recently the recent NSA security leaks, where information about U.S. surveillance programs were exposed

"It doesn't matter if it's personal data or corporate or finance or education or what it is, that protection piece is going to need to be there," Combs said.

As of now, the classes are only offered online, so students can take them wherever they'd like and even use things like tablets for courses as long as they have internet service.

"With the advancement of technology the greater risks," said Kimberly Moore, Vice President for TCC's Division of Workforce Development.

The classes are under the Division and they believe jobs in IT/cyber security fields will increase

"The whole idea of this being an increasingly growing field, it's definitely there and we want to make sure we're at the very front of that making sure our community is again, well prepared," Moore said.


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