I'm getting ready to start my undergraduate studies and I am little confused as to where I should place my studies. I like solving puzzles, analyzing data fun and find exploits and pentesting. I want to do this as a carreer in some way, but I am not sure where my focus needs to be when getting a Bachelor. I found the 5 following studies that are possible options:
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
- Information Studies (IFS), Concentration: Data Science and Analytics (IDSC), Degree: Bachelor of Science
- Information Studies (IFS), Concentration: Information Security (IISC), Degree: Bachelor of Science
- Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS), Concentration: Cybersecurity (CYBC), Degree: Bachelor of Science
I've always been under the assumption one follows the Computer Science route because of the strong need to understand how to code, memory operations, etc. for malware analysis and more. So I guess the real question is, which would be the most beneficial for someone wanting to do cybersecurity based analysis with a strong desire to do blue/red team operations?
Background information if this helps: Currently, I do IT work and have a decent understanding of coding from building small projects on the side. I've also been playing with Linux and Windows Servers since high school and in my spare time I've also watch cert exam videos but never proceeded to get certifications.