George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

The Impact of the Mason Cyber Security Master's Degree on Your Career

Our dedicated career services team offers you personalized career consulting services for life. That means throughout your time in the MS in Management of Secure Information Systems program and even after you graduate, you will have access to our career services and our broad network of employers.

Demand for cyber security professionals has been 3.5 times greater than that for other IT positions, and 12 times greater than other jobs.

$80 billion

expected size of global cyber security market by 2017


estimated increase of cyber security jobs by 2020


salary premium cyber security positions command over other IT positions


average salary for those in cyber security management positions


Our Approach to your Career Success

Career Services at George Mason


Average Industry Salaries

Management/Executive Level Position Industry Average
Information Systems Security Manager $117,000
Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) $125,000
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) $174,000
Chief Risk Officer (CRO) $183,000

Innnovators and entrepreneurs in the cyber security field will also find a wealth of opportunity. In the past two years, venture capitalists have funded 16 eight-figure deals directed at tech security firms.