There is an ever-increasing need in society for greater cybersystems and information security. This need calls for the development of leaders who can implement, monitor, and respond to security issues, as well as researchers who can develop original and innovative technologies to improve cybersystems security. The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Cyber Security program from AUM provides specialized training in computer network and information security, secure software engineering, operating system security, secure network engineering, and applied cryptology.
The program prepares students to become leaders in the field of information and network security, offering instruction and research opportunities that provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively assess, develop, and manage secure information networks and to respond to newly developed threats. This degree program offers a unique opportunity for students to learn to:
Students in this program will develop skills to:
Students in this program can find jobs in settings such as homeland security, government and state agencies, private business and the military.
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.
Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, but there is more aggressive growth for some occupations, such as Information Security Analysts (see below). Demand for these professionals will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
Department of Computer Science
Auburn University at Montgomery
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