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AMA University pioneers BS Cybersecurity Program in the PH

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The dawn of rapid technological advancement has brought a new type of crime — Cybercrime.  Private companies, government agencies and even ordinary people increased susceptibility in falling prey to cyber attacks.  These threats have become so widespread and more destructive that there is a great need to address this vulnerability by finding ways to secure and protect the integrity of our cyber data and digital assets.

Given this reality, the Founder and Chairman of AMA Education System (AMAES) and Father of IT Education in the Philippines, Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V, pioneered a solution to the digital dilemma by developing a formal training and academic program in cybersecurity in the Philippines, which aims to produce professionals who are capable of preventing cyber attacks and protecting the cyberspace of the nation.

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In 2015, Dr. Aguiluz formulated the concept of a bachelor’s degree program in cybersecurity that addresses the issue of cyber threats. AMAES Academic Affairs Department studied the concept  and developed the curriculum for the said field of computing.

AMAES takes on this responsibility to ensure the nation’s security against cyber threats by launching its BS in Cybersecurity program in December 2016, a first of its kind in the Philippines.  The program contains courses that identifies and addresses issues affecting data, software, component, connection, system, human, organizational and societal security and offered on a trimestral cycle.

Here’s what you need to know about Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at AMA University:

The country’s solution to an evolving technological threat

The number of cyber threats present in today’s technological landscape was the main reason behind the development of BS in Cybersecurity program. AMA believes that the best solution to these cyber threats is to educate more individuals on measures to protect and secure data and digital assets.

The timeliness of launching the program is perfect considering the evolving status of Asia’s cybersphere. By nurturing, educating, and grooming individuals to better understand the cyber landscape, AMA aims to raise the consciousness of the people to be more vigilant in protecting not only themselves but also to be equipped  with the knowledge, skills and competence in securing jobs locally and internationally using the expertise harnessed by the University’s Cybersecurity program.  

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Apart from the bachelor’s degree program, AMA also offers short  courses in cybersecurity, which is designed for IT graduates or professionals who want in-depth and field-specific learning of methods and techniques used in the real world.

The program will stay on-top of technological changes

AMA is committed to be on the frontlines in making breakthroughs and keeping up with the fast-paced nature of the internet through progressive research and continuous development.  AMA will stay on top of the competition by being proactive and focus efforts on its Research Department to discover and study new trends and take the lead in terms of knowledge in the field of cybersecurity.

Moreover, with the help of AMA international partners the faculty members will be constantly trained and updated with the latest methods and strategies to deal with and to teach the proper response to different types of cyber attacks.

A brighter future for Filipinos

Through the program, AMA is confident in producing  a new breed of graduates equipped with the knowledge and expertise in the field of data security, ethical hacking, digital forensics, cyber intelligence and related-professions as they embark on the real-work and real-life applications of cybersecurity to succeed in their respective careers.

AMA is a top choice for IT education in the Philippines

Consistent to its reputation of being a premier school for IT education in the Philippines, the BS Cybersecurity program is a great addition to the list of IT-related programs offered by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country.  AMA will continue producing the best and brightest IT professionals to respond to the local and internal demands of the industry.

To learn more about the degree and other programs offered by AMA University, visit www.ama.edu.ph.

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