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Katz Online Students Now Have Access to Real-World Simulations

September 27, 2022
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Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Science and Health is excited to offer students in our online Master’s in Cybersecurity program an unparalleled opportunity for cyber defense skills development through realistic, real-time cyber-attack simulations.

New Cyberbit Partnership Creates State-Of-The-Art SOC

"This is a game-changer—for Katz students and for cybersecurity education overall," said Paul Russo, University Vice Provost and Dean of the Katz School of Science and Health.

The school has partnered with Cyberbit, headquartered in Ra’anana, Israel, to create the new Security Operations Center (SOC) and cyber range. Leading organizations worldwide trust Cyberbit to help them prepare for the latest cyber threats.

Katz School cybersecurity students will be able to hone their cyber defense skills using Cyberbit's hyper-realistic simulations in the SOC and cyber range.

The state-of-the-art SOC and cyber range will be located on Katz School's Midtown Manhattan campus. Online cybersecurity students will be able to collaborate with their New York City peers in defending against the attacks through simultaneous remote access to the labs.

Simulations Help Katz Students Build Real-World Expertise

"Information security leaders are seeking graduates that are equipped with next-generation hands-on skills, allowing them to be operational in minimal time once hired,” said Adi Dar, CEO of Cyberbit. “Katz School's innovative vision will deliver workforce-ready graduates, prepared with the skills that will allow them to excel in their careers."

With 95% of Katz School graduates employed six months after graduation, it’s clear that Katz School is committed to its students’ success. This new partnership will add another differentiator to help Katz graduates stand out in this dynamic field. 1

The cutting-edge experiences available through the SOC and cyber range will arm Katz School's cybersecurity students with the real-world cyber defense skills they need to become leaders in the field. The new partnership with Cyberbit will give them a substantial advantage when applying for jobs and help them have an immediate impact at work.

Use Commercial-Grade Security Tools In Multiple Attack Scenarios

In the SOC, students will practice against multiple attack types and vectors, experience operating on virtual enterprise networks, and work with commercial-grade security tools like firewalls, endpoint detection and response (EDR) and SIEM platforms.

Access to the world’s most extensive catalog of on-demand cyber attacks is included in the cyber range platform, allowing students to experience MITRE ATT&CK Tactics and Techniques across the entire cyber-attack lifecycle.

The comprehensive network architectures allow students to experience advanced attacker behaviors they may encounter on the job, like ping sweeps, lateral movement and data exfiltration. Cyberbit’s hyper-realistic live-fire cyber range simulations will help students excel, both technically and mentally, when faced with an actual attack.

About Cyberbit

The global leading attack readiness platform, Cyberbit empowers security leaders to make the most of their cybersecurity investment by boosting the impact of the human element in their organization. Through hyper-realistic attack simulation mirroring real-world scenarios. Cyberbit enables security leaders to dramatically reduce MTTR, dwell time and cybercrime costs, improve hiring and onboarding, and increase employee retention. Customers include Fortune 500 companies, MSSPs, systems integrators, governments, and leading healthcare providers.

About the Katz School of Science and Health

At the Katz School, we concentrate our energy on industries that are central to the modern economy: Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and Digital Media, as well as Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Speech-Language Pathology. We are research scientists, tech builders and patient-centered clinicians working on problems that matter. In the lab, classroom, and clinic, we are committed to making the world safer, smarter, and healthier.

Become A Next-Generation Cybersecurity Leader at Katz

While technical skills are central to cybersecurity work, soft skills are also vitally important for career success and advancement in the field. The new Cyberbit partnership also supports Katz School’s work to develop the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.

Sivan Tehila, Director of the MS in Cybersecurity, said, "By providing hands-on experience in addition to traditional cybersecurity education, students are exposed to the most relevant technology and networks, hone critical soft skills like teamwork and communication and will begin their careers already experienced in mitigating attacks.“

Our Experts Teach You STEM-Designated Curriculum

The course content for our online MS in Cybersecurity is STEM approved and taught by the same standout team of experts who teach on the New York City campus. Our program and the mentoring our expert faculty offers will prepare you for key professional certifications that set you above and beyond other candidates.

The Coursework Trains You for Industry Certifications

Cybersecurity professionals are known by their certifications, and our online Master’s in Cybersecurity prepares you for two essential professional credentials: the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and the CompTIA Network+.

Granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC),² the CISSP confirms that you have the necessary skills to perform various security functions and pursue an advanced career in IT security.

The CompTIA Network+ certificate signifies that you have the hands-on skills needed for troubleshooting, configuring, and managing both wired and wireless networks.

As a graduate of our program, you will also be sufficiently prepared for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and ISACA-CRISC exams.

Join a Program With National Prestige and Online Convenience

The professionally focused Katz online Master’s in Cybersecurity is proud to be ranked #2 for Best Online Master’s in Cybersecurity Degrees in 2022.2 The ranking reflects our ongoing commitment to providing the highest-caliber education to our online students.

We are also committed to giving you the best online learning experience. That means we do not require a GRE for admission, and you can choose from three annual opportunities to start your degree. Our intuitive learning management system offers a seamless and engaging online experience.

Begin or accelerate your path to cybersecurity leadership with our online master’s in cybersecurity that builds both your technical and business skills. Complete your degree in as few as 20 months and get started by talking with an Admissions Advisor or starting your application today.

  1. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from Katz alumni graduating in 2021, including respondents who indicated they received a promotion within six months of their graduation.
  2. Retrieved September 21, 2022, from fortune.com/education/information-technology/masters/rankings/best-online-masters-in-cybersecurity/