Has the latest Bond movie reminded you that you always wanted be a spy when you grew up? Well, there’s a college course for that:
A University of Tulsa program teaches students how to become cyber spies. The two-year curriculum includes learning how to sift through trash, write computer viruses, crack passwords and plant listening and tracking devices.
It’s all for real, and many graduates end up with positions at the NSA, FBI, CIA, Pentagon, NASA or Homeland Security. That’s because there is a real need for strong national cyber defense, according to many government security experts.
Dubbed the Cyber Corps, the Tulsa program is one of four identified by the NSA as academic centers of excellence for cyber operations. The others are at Northeastern University, the Naval Postgraduate School, and Dakota State University.