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What Is Cyber Security?
Cyber security professionals control access to information and prevent unauthorized tampering or disclosure of information.
The Cyber Security Associate of Science degree is designed to help students complete the first two years of their bachelors program at SCC. With the program's inherent flexibility in its design, students are able to select most of their computer science courses based on the four-year institution they wish to attend after graduating from SCC.
Cyber 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.
Cyber 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 mean hourly wage for cyber security analysts in Missouri is $41.90. People established in information security careers generally earn an average of $87,140 per year in Missouri. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $147,290.