Cybersecurity Careers: Advance in an In-Demand Industry
Lindenwood’s online Master’s in Cybersecurity Management degree will prepare you for professional advancement in a fast-growing field. The program delivers skills in network security, data forensics, ethical hacking, and more, along with the expertise you need for diverse cybersecurity careers.
- $146,360 median annual salary for computer and information systems managers
- 10% industry growth rate
- More than 48,000 new cybersecurity careers by 2029
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cybersecurity field is growing at a fast pace of 10%. At this rate, 48,100 positions for computer and information systems managers alone will be created by 2029.
Information Security Analyst
Information security analysts use the latest software to protect companies from information security breaches and cyber attacks. These professionals must grow along with the expanding tech industry, and choose updated software and security programs as new products become available.
Chief Information Security Officer
Chief information security officers oversee the cybersecurity operations of a company. Their responsibilities include developing security plans and procedures, and choosing appropriate software to appropriately defend against information security breaches and cyber attacks.
Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.com.
Additional cybersecurity careers:
- Computer network architect
- Computer systems analyst
- Network and computer systems administrator
- Information security manager
As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.
Program Outcomes: Skills for the Future of Cybersecurity
When you complete the online Master’s in Cybersecurity Management degree, you will be able to:
- Evaluate leadership, management, and communication skills that are necessary to navigate through the complexities of the 21st-century business environment, understand the threat of cybersecurity to business, and the need to mitigate cybersecurity risk
- Analyze the interactions among cybersecurity functions and other entities within the enterprise and the impact of such interactions on enterprise operations
- Create a plan to securely implement enterprise resources including development or acquisition of software to ensure mitigation of enterprise risk, while ensuring scalability, effective utilization, and maximization of returns on investment
- Research and choose appropriate computer systems and software to effectively protect the private information of a company and its customers
- Successfully lead teams of diverse cybersecurity and information technology professionals in diverse business settings
Lindenwood University is committed to supporting its students academically and professionally after graduation.
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