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Computer security professionals control access to information and prevent unauthorized tampering or disclosure of information.
Computer security specialists plan, coordinate and implement security measures for information systems. They work with company or government personnel to understand the current system and any security needs that need to be addressed. They test data processing systems to ensure proper functioning and security and modify computer security files to incorporate new software to correct errors or change access status to information. They develop plans to safeguard computer files from accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction or disclosure of information. They also develop plans to meet emergency data processing needs.
Computer security specialists install protective software or make changes to existing software. They may coordinate implementation of computer system security plans with personnel and outside vendors and build firewalls to keep unauthorized users from accessing information. They monitor data logs that report all activity on the system and look for any unusual activity.
The median hourly wage for computer security analysts in Missouri is $38.44. People established in computer security careers earn a mean average of $87,140 per year.
Opportunities for advancement and promotion after entry-level employment are typically higher with an A.A.S. degree compared to certificates.
SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: computer security specialist, computer forensics specialist, network security administrator, network security engineer, information systems security manager, systems security administrator, data security analyst and chief security officer.