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Who We Are

At CyberDegrees.org, we strive to provide accurate, up-to-date information for cybersecurity training and careers. Readers can find rankings of the best cybersecurity schools and programs. We also offer career and educational guides, plus links to helpful professional resources.

Our team uses the most reputable sources and data to relay critical information to our readers in accessible formats. We clearly outline our methodologies to make sure aspiring students understand how we formulate our rankings.

We set out to help readers identify which tech careers and programs line up with their strengths and interests. By providing learners with the most detailed information available, we hope to encourage promising candidates to take advantage of this rapidly growing field.


Our Mission

Our mission is to help prospective students align their technology career goals with their educational paths, preparing them to enter this fast-growing industry and help evolve technological security.

What We Do

To give aspiring cyber professionals comprehensive support, we offer information on academic programs, educational resources, along with career guides and pathways. We create detailed rankings on the best tech colleges, programs, and careers in the country, highlighting aspects of each that would appeal to prospective students.

Throughout our site, readers can find information on various cyber-focused degrees, certifications, and training programs. Our rankings sort the best programs by location and degree type. We also highlight an array of training courses and programs to complement technology training.

Since career planning can never start too early, our team lays out many possible educational pathways. We explore where each path might lead professionally and how students can maximize these routes to meet their career goals. Our career guides may also help learners match their skills and educational interests to a profession or industry.

Much of our work helps aspiring cybersecurity professionals plan and start their careers. Our guides support prospective, current, and former students, providing detailed information on various fields and professions in the technology industry. This information includes salary potential and projected career trends. We also explore standard educational requirements for those careers.

In addition to information for traditional students, we provide resources for current professionals who want to change or advance their careers. We offer resources on continuing education and professional training, tailored for working people. These guides can help even the most experienced professionals find new career paths.

How We Work

To provide accurate degree and career information, we use only reliable data. We source information from reputable government and industry sources. Our content follows a transparent methodology to ensure our resources and rankings hold the utmost value for prospective students.

For data about degree types and accreditation, we rely on information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education. For career guides, salary projections, job growth, and industry trends and forecasts, we use information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

We also collaborate with industry experts, current students, and recent graduates to gather accurate, representative information. We aim to paint a realistic picture of programs, campuses, and job sites for prospective students and professionals. For program details, we typically use information and resources provided by each department and school.

Our team uses modern technologies, such as big data and machine learning, to identify the most useful and valuable trends for our readers. This method allows us to pinpoint current and future professional opportunities and possible areas of growth. We provide substantial evidence of our findings, plus additional sources and links so that readers can verify the data themselves.

The data informing our guides is publicly available. Our specialized team works to distill this data and translate it into concise, accessible content. We seek to provide our readers with a central hub for quick and easy access to information on cyber degrees and careers.

Why We Focus on Education

Our overarching purpose is to help people find the appropriate educational paths to satisfy their career goals.

With so many STEM programs leading to careers in cybersecurity and related fields, we strive to help readers connect with the best pathways for their specific interests and goals. By highlighting degree specifics like curricula, concentrations, and delivery methods, we hope to help students make informed decisions and choose their ideal education.

With this level of information, we empower learners to plan for their education with specific careers in mind. Prospective students can pursue the right courses, concentrations, and internships to get where they want to go. We aim to help people realize their full potential, assisting students in carving their paths in the tech field.

In turn, this also helps the technology and cybersecurity industry. We provide aspiring professionals with the information and resources to start and advance their technical careers. The industry then improves with an influx of talented, dedicated, well-trained professionals.

In addition to guiding prospective students to their optimal career paths, we strive to help readers increase their mobility in the cybersecurity and technology fields. We provide readers with a wealth of information about options and opportunities, hoping to encourage more people to develop their careers through higher education.

Meet Our Contributors

Our writers at CyberDegrees.org use their tech knowledge and research skills to explore and educate on these topics. Our professional writers love learning about new subjects and sharing their knowledge. Their backgrounds and educational experiences, reaching up to the Ph.D. level, provide variety and help prevent bias in our content.

Our writers transform complex cybersecurity topics into easy-to-read material for those new to the field. They find and provide useful information on cybersecurity careers and programs, including cost, length, and format. We use trustworthy, primary sources in the tech field, such as the Computing Technology Industry Association, to inform our content. Learn more about our writers below.

Mary Blowers | Brit Brogaard | William Capella | Susan Emeagwali | Timon Kaple, Ph.D. | Victoria Leigh | Vanesha McGee | Melissa Sartore | Liz Simmons | Kathleen Swed | Sara Walters | Holland Webb | Audrey Webster | Meg Whitenton | Doug Wintemute

Portrait of Mary Blowers

Mary Blowers

Mary Blowers holds an MA in literature and a BA in secondary English education from Central Washington University. Her literary specializations include feminist, gender, and popular culture studies of American modernism. Mary also writes about education, travel, and money management. In addition to CyberDegrees.org, she is published on several online outlets including TeachingDegree.org, Nurse Practitioner Schools, Million Mile Secrets, Bankrate, Safety.com, and The Simple Dollar.

Portrait of Brit Brogaard

Brit Brogaard

Brit Brogaard is a writer based in Miami, Florida. She has prior writing experience as a freelancer, essayist, and content writer. In her spare time, she likes to watch The Office for the umpteenth time and walk her dog, James, on the beach.

Portrait of William Capella

William Capella

Will Capella is a freelance writer based out of Southwest Ohio and a former section editor for The Evansville Review. He holds a bachelor of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Evansville and over the past 2.5 years has written career guides and articles about cars and AI. When he’s not working, he finds new quotes and newspaper clippings to hang on his office wall.

Portrait of Susan Emeagwali

Susan Emeagwali

Susan Emeagwali began her career in newspapers as a journalist before making the transition to magazine writing/editing and online content development. Her areas of specialization include STEM programs, workforce development, and psychological science. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in the United Kingdom.

Portrait of Timon Kaple

Timon Kaple

Timon Kaple, Ph.D., is a full-time writer and researcher. His work focuses on sociolinguistics, small-group folklore, the anthropology of sound, higher education, and student support services. He has experience as an ethnographer and enjoys conducting fieldwork and archival research.

Portrait of Victoria Leigh

Victoria Leigh

Victoria Leigh is a professional writer and entrepreneur based in South Texas. She is a proud alumna of Texas State University. Victoria holds a bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in music. When not writing, Victoria plays social media manager and personal assistant to her internet-famous dog, Nelson the bull terrier.

Portrait of Vanesha McGee

Vanesha McGee

Vanesha McGee is a full-time writer living in Denver, Colorado. She holds an MS.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Temple University. Vanesha has 10 years of experience as an educator and five years of professional writing expertise. She is also a photographer and poet, producing creative pieces that uplift stories of the Black community.

Melissa Sartore

Melissa Sartore holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her BA and MA in history are from Western Illinois University. A medievalist by training, she has published on outlawry in medieval England with additional publications on outlaws in popular culture and across geographic and historical boundaries. She also writes for several online outlets, notably Ranker.com, and provides her own sarcastic take on historical events at History According to Snark.

Portrait of Liz Simmons

Liz Simmons

Liz Simmons is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience. She specializes in higher education, history, and culture. Liz holds a BA in anthropology from the University of Colorado and master’s degrees in urban studies (Portland State University) and library and information science (the University of British Columbia). She lives in Denver with her family.

Portrait of Kathleen Swed

Kathleen Swed

Kathleen Swed is a full-time writer living in New York’s Capital Region. She holds an MFA with a concentration in fiction from Pacific University as well as degrees in music from the University of Maine and Ithaca College. She is the author of several science fiction series, which she writes under the name of Kate Sheeran Swed.

Portrait of Sara Walters

Sara Walters

Sara Walters holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Tennessee and an MFA in creative writing from the University of South Florida, where she also earned her BA in English. Sara’s first young adult novel, The Violent Season, is out in October 2021, with a second novel to follow in the fall of 2022. You can find her at saradoesthings.com.

Portrait of Holland Webb

Holland Webb

Holland’s goal as a writer is to put storytelling elements to work for businesses with great ideas. In addition to writing content for CyberDegrees.org and serving as a featured writer on Compose.ly, he has written web content for a major hotel chain with locations in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Holland’s other clients have included Sweet Fish Media, Indri Digital, and BioNetwork. He specializes in crafting content for education marketing, B2B technology companies, and nonprofits. He also co-hosts a podcast called “The Afterword,” which looks at the intersection of macrotrends and storytelling.

Portrait of Audrey Webster

Audrey Webster

Audrey Webster is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2017 with a bachelor of arts in English and has been professionally writing for over four years. Her writing specialties include education, wellness, and travel. In addition to writing, Audrey spends her time rock climbing, traveling, and reading.

Portrait of Meg Whitenton

Meg Whitenton

Megan Whitenton received her bachelor of fine arts from California Institute of the Arts and holds more than a decade of experience as an art educator. She worked in web marketing and public relations for major arts organizations. She also produces dynamic web content for fields including higher education, the visual arts, and healthcare. A staff writer since 2012, she is among Red Ventures Education’s most veteran content contributors.

Portrait of Doug Wintemute

Doug Wintemute

Doug Wintemute is a Toronto-based freelance writer with professional writing interests in higher learning and entertainment. He completed his BA and MA in English at York University, graduating summa cum laude and earning academic merit, research, and writing awards at both levels. Since 2014, he has contributed content and editorial work for award-winning digital trade publications, global SEO copywriting projects, and hugely popular online brands. Contact him on LinkedIn.

Meet Our Reviewers

To make sure our content is ironclad, we pay specialized contributors to review content related to their field of expertise. These reviewers act as an additional filter in the editing process, ensuring our content meets a high standard and delivers the best experience for our readers.

Our Freelance Review Network personnel have spent years in industries such as computer science, cybersecurity, and college administration. Others specialize in topics like anti-bias. Along with checking for accuracy, reviewers provide feedback to our editorial team and highlight any missing information. Reviewers can also identify individual phrases or words that could be misleading to readers who are unfamiliar with the industry.

Whenever a reviewer contributes to an article, their bio appears at the bottom of the page. Read more about each of them below.

Brian Nichols

Portrait of Brian Nichols

Brian Nichols

Born and raised in upstate New York, Brian Nichols began his IT education through a vocational high school where he focused on computer science, IT fundamentals, and networking. Brian then went to his local community college, where he received his associate of science in computer information science. He then received his bachelor of science in applied networking and system administration from a private college. Brian now lives in Kansas City, where he works full-time as a DevOps engineer. Brian is also a part-time instructor in cybersecurity. He’s passionate about cybersecurity and helping students succeed.

Brian Nichols is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education freelance review network.

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