EDISON, NJ - A new cybersecurity program designed to train people to protect the nation’s computer network system will be offered at Middlesex County College starting in January. Courses include Computer Forensic Investigations, Computer and Network Security, and Ethical Hacking.

“We recognize the need for information security specialists in the corporate and law enforcement environments,” saidNancy White, president of Digital Consulting Associates, who will be coordinating the Forensic Investigations class. “Cloud computing, social media, wireless and smart technologies demand highly adaptable, skilled individuals who must work smarter than ever to manage risks to electronic information.”

Dr. Lynn Lederer, director of Professional and Community Education at MCC, said the cybersecurity field was growing rapidly.

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“Computer security is vital to our nation’s future,” she said. “The skills in demand include a broad understanding of the security field, communication skills, technical knowledge and a solid understanding of the latest security threats.”

Computer Forensic Investigations will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from January 24-April 11

“This 40-hour lecture/demo program is delivered by real-world experts who will provide a solid understanding of computer forensics and cybersecurity as they apply to corporate policies and law enforcement practices,” Ms. White said.

Computer and Network Security runs Saturdays from January 24-March 7 (no class February 14), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course will provide the skills necessary to understand the inherent vulnerabilities in computer networks and the ways to address them by providing security at different levels. It will prepare you to take the Security + Certification offered by CompTIA.

Ethical Hacking is held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from March 14-May 9 (no class April 4). This is a high-level course in which you will learn the skills required to find vulnerabilities and address them. It will assist you to prepare for Ethical Hacker Certification, which is recognized by the Department of Defense.

For more information visit Middlesex County College Professional & Corporate Programs or call 732-906-2556.