In recent years, Internet and web services have become important communication and information resources for consumers, businesses and government. Managing the influx of data, and access to this data, requires reliability, privacy and security. In our digital world, an attack on one computer may affect multiple systems. Unauthorized access can be detrimental, resulting in financial loss, the release of confidential information, damages to computer systems, costly staff time to restore operations, diminished reputation, and embarrassing changes to a website by cyber vandalism. In this day and age, computer network security can be a critical component in many organizations and businesses.
Organizations use computer network security professionals to design, configure, implement, manage, support and secure reliable computer systems. The responsibilities of professionals in this field have increased in recent years as cyber attacks have become more sphisticates. Employees with skills and knowledge in computer network security have become part of information technology infrastructure teams.
Some ITT Technical Institutes offer a bachelor degree program involving computer network security through the School of Information Technology. This program called Information Systems and Cybersecurity and is designed to help students develop skills and knowledge used to perform entry-level tasks associated with maintaining different computer network systems.