Institute of Cyber Operations and Networking (ICON)
Welcome to the CTEC ICON location!
What is cybersecurity?
Basically, the tools and steps we take to keep equipment, such as computers, networks and other information safe, yet available to the people and customers who need them and stop those who shouldn't have access.
If you have more questions about what Cybersecurity is, the possibilities and careers offered, our video will give a great simplistic view of this growing field. Watch it now! Click here for the Cybersecurity video
Why is this program so important that we would set aside funds, equipment and resources?
There is not a single place in the developed world where cybersecurity isn't a concern, not just for computers and networks but vulnerabilities within infrastructure. There is a global, national and local shortage of workers - millions of people are needed in this field. It is estimated we will be 3.5 million people short by 2021. The unemployment rate is 0%.
This field offers something for everyone. There are skilled positions, two-year and four-year degree options and they all pay very well.
CTEC is working on solidifying a similar partnership with Chandler Gilbert Community College (like BHS ICON) to provide a dual enrollment pathway, starting in high school for students interested in computers and cybersecurity. We have done so to make a conscious effort to help meet the employment needs in our community and state.
Use this link to indicate interest to participate someone will follow up with you via email.
If you missed the
CTEC Cybersecurity Information Night on April 12, 2022