About Cybersecurity 2016-10-24T13:31:24+00:00

About Cybersecurity

As you learn more about cybersecurity you will find that it is a field that goes by many different names including information technology security, cyber, and computer security. Regardless of what you call it, cybersecurity is the process used to protect information systems from theft, corruption, or damage to the data that is stored within the hardware, software, and/or in a virtual capacity.

Cybersecurity Professionals are in Demand

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The field of cybersecurity is projected to grow 37% in the next ten years alone with the average professional holding a bachelor’s degree earning $88,890 annually1. Information security professionals plan, analyze, and implement security measures to protect organizational information systems for private and public sectors. However, as cyber attacks and threats increase, the responsibilities and challenges facing these professionals continue to grow.

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1www.bls.gov