How to Start a Cyber Security Career from a General IT Position
Technology is at the forefront of business. And cyber security careers and services are some of the hottest in the IT industry. Perhaps you’ve considered transitioning to a cyber security career but you aren’t sure how to.
If you are considering moving from a general IT position (or any other industry) into cyber security, take a look at the infographic below titled “Cyber Security Paths,” which highlights various cyber security job opportunities that exist in the industry. For those that are creative, analytical, and technical, a job in cyber security may be the right fit, and cyber security career opportunities are abundant.
With average salaries starting at $120,000 for those in cyber security management positions and a global security market of $80 billion expected by 2017, now is a great time to move to a career in cyber security.
For those transitioning, pursuing a masters in cyber security will give you the skills and credentials you need to make that transition easier. In addition, attending cyber security conferences and joining cyber security professional organizations also will offer you additional information and resources in the cyber security industry.
George Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems is a masters in cyber security degree providing a path to enhance professionals in the cyber security field and put them at the forefront of addressing cyber security challenges. This cyber security masters program provides students with the leadership and management expertise needed while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks. This cross-disciplinary program draws on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business, Schar School of Public Policy, and Volgenau School of Engineering.
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