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The Master of Cybersecurity prepares students to prevent and detect cyber attacks. Graduates from these programs generally leave with an understanding of government policies and the nature of Internet threats.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Information Security Specialists earn over $90,000 per year and the projected growth for this occupation is 18% over the next ten years! Findings from a recent study indicate that more than 80% of IT professionals are having trouble filling security roles within their organization. As adversaries become more organized and well-funded, companies face security gaps due to a cybersecurity skills shortage. Gaining specific credentials in this field is critical. There are many professional training and certification options available to interested prospective students through the Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals, American Health Information Management Association, Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Business Espionage Controls and Countermeasures Association, American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and through private software development companies like Cisco Systems, SAP, and Oracle.