Employees 2017-12-05T19:34:11+00:00

If you’re the kind of person who likes to take things apart and see what makes them tick…If you care about protecting the world as we know it…If you’re looking for a career that is meaningful, exciting, and rewarding…Then cybersecurity might be for you.

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Total Cybersecurity Job Openings
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Employed Cybersecurity Workforce

Hottest Job Titles

  • Cyber Security Engineer

  • Cyber Security Analyst

  • Network Engineer / Architect

  • Systems Engineer

  • Vulnerability Analyst / Penetration Tester

  • Cyber Security Manager / Administrator
  • Systems Administrator

  • IT Auditor

  • Software Developer / Engineer

Source: CyberSeek.org

Hottest Cyber Certificates*

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
CompTIA Security+
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

*As measured by the number of openings requesting certification.
Source: CyberSeek.org

There is a strong and growing cybersecurity ecosystem in Arizona.

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LEARN WHY AZ IS A GREAT PLACE TO BUILD A CAREER

It’s relatively easy to achieve work/life balance.

Median Home Price

Silicon Valley: $818,000
Phoenix: $230,200
Austin: $400,000

Sunny Days Per Year

200

Average Commute Time

Silicon Valley: 32 minutes
Phoenix: 26 minutes
Austin: 26 minutes
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most innovative university in the country
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nationally recognized cyber program

#5 on Forbes' List of Best Cities for Young Professionals

“Phoenix is home to Arizona State University and numerous high-tech and telecommunications companies that have recently relocated to the area. Due to the warm climate in winter, Phoenix also benefits greatly from seasonal tourism and recreation, especially in the golfing industry. The military has a significant presence in Phoenix with Luke Air Force Base located in the western suburbs. Foreign governments have established 30 consular offices and eleven active foreign chambers of commerce and trade associations in the city as well. Located in Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale and other surrounding areas are an large array of cultural activities, including the Phoenix Symphony Hall, Phoenix Art Museum, Center for Creative Photography, Heard Museum and the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park.”

Source: Forbes

CYBERSECURITY JOB TITLES & SALARIES

There’s a lot of opportunity for advancement in cybersecurity.

  • Cybersecurity Specialist / Technician $81,000
  • Cyber Crime Analyst / Investigator $88,000
  • Incident Analyst / Responder $70,000
  • IT Auditor $85,000

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  • Cybersecurity Analyst $92,000
  • Cybersecurity Consultant $101,000
  • Penetration & Vulnerability Tester $98,000

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  • Cybersecurity Manager / Administrator $107,000
  • Cybersecurity Engineer $107,000
  • Cybersecurity Architect $126,000

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Cyber security jobs commanded a $6,500 premium over other IT jobs in a 2015 study by analytics firm Burning Glass.

Source: Forbes

LEARN HOW TO START OR ADVANCE YOUR CYBER CAREER

“When we teach our students, we teach them not only the white-hat perspective, but the black-hat perspective. That’s where you learn the real warfighting skills.”

– Raghu Santanam, Professor of Information Systems at ASU

Education

  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
  • CompTIA Security+

Skill Sets

  • Accounting

  • Audit Planning

  • Budgeting

  • Business Process

  • Cisco

  • Computer Forensics

  • Cryptography

  • Hard Drives

  • Information Assurance

  • Information Security

  • Information Systems

  • Internal Auditing

  • JAVA

  • LINUX

  • Malware Analysis
  • Network Security

  • Oracle

  • Project Management

  • Python

  • Risk Assessment

  • Risk Management

  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

  • Scanners

  • Security Operations

  • Software Development

  • SQL

  • Technical Support

  • UNIX

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Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

https://nau.edu/

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence & Security

Grand Canyon University

Cochise College

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix

http://www.phoenix.edu/

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