• Careers and Employment Outlook

    Information systems security officers (ISSO) research, develop, implement, test and review an organization's information security in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access. Officers inform users about security measures, explain potential threats, install software, implement security measures and monitor networks. As cyber attacks have increased, so too has the demand for security officers in the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security, among other government agencies and large corporations.

    The expansion of information and computer technology has created a growth rate for technology-associated jobs. As more databases are connected to the Internet, and as data security becomes increasingly important, a growing number of these workers are needed to protect databases from attack. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that overall employment of computer network and systems and database administrators is estimated to increase by 30% between 2008 and 2018 (www.bls.gov). According to Salary.com, the median annual salary for an information system security manager was between $87,421 and $115,845 as of November 2010. ISSOs can advance to such positions as director of security or chief technology officer.

  • Contact Information

    Computer Science, Engineering and Advanced Technology
    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    (361) 698-1299