Information Security Analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases and they must stay up-to-date on the latest methods attackers are using to infiltrate computer systems. Security analysts need to research new security technology to decide what will most effectively protect their organization.
NPC’s Cybersecurity degree program will prepare you to take respected industry certifications and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a variety of programs, including Information Security, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science and Criminal Justice. Our program curriculum is built around the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework, giving graduates the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed in the field of cybersecurity. NPC is one of the few Arizona community colleges to offer this degree program that allows you to earn your fist two years of a Bachelor's degree at the lowest tuition rate in Arizona!
- For more information about our Cybersecurity degree program, please contact an NPC Academic Adviser. Also see the current NPC College Catalog and class schedule.
Read our story about Cybersecurity in our Career Focus magazine.
Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms or businesses and financial companies.
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent through 2024. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the mean annual wage for Information Security Analysts in Arizona with at least a bachelor's degree and or certifications as $93,690. (May 2018)SOC 15-1122
Potential Job Titles
Security analyst, security engineer or architect, security/IT director or manager, CISO/CSO, systems administrator, network architect or engineer, forensics investigator, auditor, systems engineer or integrator
Although this is not a transfer degree, some of NPC's computer courses may transfer to the state's three public universities and other colleges. Check with an NPC academic adviser and AZTransfer.com to see which NPC courses may be accepted for transfer credit. Always work with an academic adviser at the college or university you plan to attend to ensure courses you complete at NPC will transfer.
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