What Career Can You Have with a BS in Computing Security & Technology Degree?
A Bachelor’s degree in computing and security technology opens the door to a wide range of exciting job opportunities with high potential for professional growth.
Examples of computing and security technology jobs include:
- Penetration Tester - Also known as "ethical hackers," penetration testers search for and exploit vulnerabilities found on networks, systems, and web applications. Penetration testers use various tools and methods to simulate real-world cyber attacks in order to show organizations how vulnerable they are to cyber threats. According to PayScale, the average yearly salary for a penetration tester is approximately $81,000.
Information security analyst - As defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the role of an info security analyst is to “plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.” The BLS also reports that, as of May 2018, the median yearly salary for information security analysts was over $98,000.
- IT auditor - An IT auditor carefully examines, or audits, internal controls and procedures to determine methods of improving efficiency, organization, and regulatory compliance. Much of this job revolves around compiling and interpreting data. The yearly salary for an IT auditor ranges from $66,000 to $103,000, according to Glassdoor.
- Network security analyst - The role of a network security analyst, or IT security analyst, is to monitor for unusual activity and respond accordingly in order to protect against cyberattacks. Glassdoor data shows the yearly salary for a network security analyst ranging from $65,000 to $131,000.
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