Cybersecurity & Global Policy

Addressing challenges of technology and culture

We live in a rapidly changing world where cyber and networked systems have impacted how we engage with and understand each other, world cultures, and geopolitical issues. From global terrorism and securing elections to combating the spread of misinformation and protecting privacy and personal data, understanding the risks and cultural impact of technology policy around the world is more important than ever.

The BS in Cybersecurity and Global Policy—a collaborative partnership between the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering—provides an in-depth understanding of the technology behind these systems and the implications of social policies around the world.

$98,350MEDIAN ANNUAL WAGES, INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYSTS, VIA BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS  

32%ESTIMATED JOB GROWTH, 2018-2028 VIA BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

#1IU'S RANKING IN NUMBER OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES TAUGHT IN THE US

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Gaining policy and technical expertise

Have you ever asked:

  • What is the impact of living in a world in which communications are not secure?
  • How can we strengthen the boundaries that protect our sensitive information and privacy?
  • How do communities and governments respond to technologies that raises doubts about social and political institutions? 
  • How do we preserve human-to-human interactions and the fabric of society that depends on them?

The Cybersecurity and Global Policy degree program—the first of its kind—seeks to answer these questions and more. Students will graduate with a knowledge of the cultural nexus from which cybersecurity challenges emerge and the technologicals skills to help address them. 

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