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Security Resources


First of all, what draws people to security degree study? A strong sense of morality?A faith in justice? A love for the underdog, and desire to protect the unprotected? Whatever the case, security is a rich and rewarding field, even though it may be one of the hardest and most dangerous. Security Degree Hub’s Resource pages are designed with every aspect of security in mind, from education to on-the-job.

Resources for the Student (or Prospective Student)

Security is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation, and it stands to reason that security education is one of the fastest-growing fields in higher education. Colleges and universities across the country are developing security programs yearly, from cybersecurity and network security to Homeland Security and disaster management.

But it can be intimidating to go back to school, and overwhelming to decide what area of security will fit you best. Our Rankings can help you determine which programs are right for you, but how do you learn about which ones are right for the job market? That’s where our Resources for Students can help.

Top 10 Most Sought After Security Degrees by Employers
Security Management Degree Programs
Is Network Security a Good Career Choice? 
Is a Cyber Security Degree Worth It? 
Is a Homeland Security Degree Worth It? 

Resources for Skills and Knowledge

CSU-Global Criminal Justice faculty member Dr. Olivia Yu cites the top 5 personality traits necessary for a career in criminal justice:

  • Patience
  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Courage
  • Discernment

Anything having to do with government agencies (say that old punching bag, the DMV) can take lots of waiting time. So if a Security Degree leads you into criminal justice career like police officer, detective, or an officer of the court, you can expect the needed skill of patience in your job role as you navigate our slow legal system.

Having Integrity makes obvious sense. In both criminal justice and cyber security, the security degree graduate will be expected to uphold rules and regulations of the organization not their personal feelings on the matter. Those that can separate biases will be most successful in the security sector. That doesn’t mean to lack empathy. Remember Serve and Protect; an empathetic worker will know how to assess situations that are sensitive to all person’s situation and offer solutions to help without pitying individuals.

Lastly, Courage and Discernment (good judgement, that is) are necessary in this profession. Whether you are risking your life on the beat, or dealing with unstable Russian hackers, courage in the face of threat is needed. Knowing how to discern the steps to secure the environment is what you will provide for the safety of your community and to prevent harm.

Security Degree Hub’s Resources for Skills and Knowledge can give you direction on how and where to best develop your skills in security, from understanding body language to your physical conditioning.

Body Language for Security Professionals
Is gunsmithing a useful skill for security professionals?
Physical Conditioning for a Job in Security
What are Some Technical Surveillance Countermeasures? 
What is Cryptoanalysis? 
What is Cyber Security?
What is Information Assurance? 
What is Information Technology? 
What is Intelligence Analysis? 
What is Security Awareness Training? 
What is Signal Analysis? 

SDH Tip – Don’t stop, keep learning! Technology is rapidly moving. Even post-degree, you’ll need to stay on top of security trends well into your occupation.

Resources for On the Job and Security Entrepreneurship

The learning doesn’t stop once you actually get on the job, either. SDH offers Resources pages for active professionals in security, from security guards and IT specialists to entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship in the security industry? You bet – it’s one of the best industries to enter, in fact, because of the ever-increasing demand for security products, services, and education. You can start your own company, become a consultant, design products, develop training materials, and all sort of other entrepreneurial tracks in security.

Top 10 Armed Security Jobs
Does Airport Security Make Us Safer?
How Do I Start My Own Courier Company?
Personal Protective Equipment for Security Guards
Physical Condition for a Job in Security
What are the Requirements to Start My Own Security Company? 

Resources for Security: State by State Requirements

Make sure you meet licensing and training requirements for your specific state. Check with local government for this information. Resource by state pages also include valuable information about scholarships and grants.

Security in Alabama 
Security in Alaska 
Security in Arizona 
Security in Arkansas 
Security in California 
Security in Colorado 
Security in Connecticut 
Security in Florida 
Security in Georgia 
Security in Hawaii 
Security in Idaho 
Security in Illinois 
Security in Indiana 
Security in Kentucky 
Security in Louisiana 
Security in Maine 
Security in Maryland 
Security in Massachusetts 
Security in Michigan 
Security in Minnesota 
Security in Mississippi 
Security in Missouri 
Security in Montana 
Security in Nevada 
Security in New Hampshire 
Security in New Jersey 
Security in New York City 
Security in New York 
Security in North Carolina 
Security in Ohio 
Security in Oklahoma 
Security in Oregon 
Security in Pennsylvania 
Security in Puerto Rico 
Security in Rhode Island 
Security in South Carolina 
Security in South Dakota 
Security in Tennessee 
Security in Texas 
Security in Vermont 
Security in Washington DC 
Security in Washington State 
Security in West Virginia 
Security in Wyoming 

All Security Degree Hub Resources:

Top 10 Armed Security Jobs
Does Airport Security Make Us Safer?
How Do I Start My Own Courier Company?
Personal Protective Equipment for Security Guards
Physical Condition for a Job in Security
What are the Requirements to Start My Own Security Company? 
Body Language for Security Professionals
Is gunsmithing a useful skill for security professionals?
Physical Conditioning for a Job in Security
What are Some Technical Surveillance Countermeasures? 
What is Cryptoanalysis? 
What is Cyber Security?
What is Information Assurance? 
What is Information Technology? 
What is Intelligence Analysis? 
What is Security Awareness Training? 
What is Signal Analysis? 
Top 10 Most Sought After Security Degrees by Employers
Security Management Degree Programs
Is Network Security a Good Career Choice? 
Is a Cyber Security Degree Worth It? 
Is a Homeland Security Degree Worth It? 


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