Connecticut Takes Cybersecurity Seriously

Connecticut is a global destination for the financial, insurance and defense industries - industries where cybersecurity is critical to protecting ongoing operations. This need, combined with proximity to Manhattan, Boston and other east coast cities, has driven the growth of Connecticut’s cybersecurity industry. 

Key Facts

  • Connecticut was the first state in the U.S. to publish a cybersecurity defense capabilities report
  • Connecticut has helped countries like Ukraine to assess their own cybersecurity threats and to create action plans to solve them (Kelser)
  • #1 Digital Economy (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation)

The Connecticut Technology Council, a statewide trade association focused on technology companies, is one of the organizations helping to inform and advocate on behalf of the industry.

Talent Pipeline

  • Connecticut’s community colleges and universities are preparing the next generation of cyber security leaders. 
  • Capital Community College offers an A.S. in Computer Networking: Cybersecurity Option
  • Norwalk Community College offers an A.S. in Computer Security
  • UConn offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Cyber Security Concentration
  • Western Connecticut State University offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems - Information Security option
  • Sacred Heart University offers an M.S. in Cybersecurity
  • University of Bridgeport offers an M.S. in Technology Management - Information and Cybersecurity Management Concentration
  • University of New Haven offers an M.S. in Cybersecurity and Networks