Udacity is developing a new nanodegree on cybersecurity

It’s no secret that cybersecurity experts are in increasing demand, and Udacity has responded to the state of affairs by developing a new nanodegree focused on cybersecurity. The full details are not available quite yet, but small hints are available on their official website.

According to the Department of Labour, the demand for information security analysts is estimated to grow 28% from 2016 to 2026.

Udacity reports having trained around 10,000 artificial intelligence engineers already, and at this point, thousands of students are actively enrolled in their courses on data analysis and artificial intelligence.

The paid courses are not the only ones their interactive platform allows you to access; there are free ones as well. All in all, Udacity claims some 8 million students, and around 30,000 have graduated from their nanodegree programs.

The company is known for developing courses on the industry’s most sought-after fields, which also include:

– Vehicle systems

– Big data

– Artificial intelligence

Sebastian Thrun is the man behind the name. Apart from being the founder of Udacity, he’s also the CEO of Kittyhawk Corp., a flying vehicle startup. Upon its first launch, Udacity was focused on releasing massive open online courses, but nowadays, the focus mostly lies on credentialed skill development. They are collaborating with big names in the industry, including Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Nvidia, Mercedes-Benz, and the like.

There’s also an opportunity to contribute to the development of the course, as Udacity is searching for partners for the new cybersecurity program.