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"New York Post" featured Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems Professor Li-Chiou Chen in "You may not have even heard of these IT jobs, but demand for them is soaring"

09/24/2018

"New York Post" featured Pace University's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems Professor Li-Chiou Chen in "You may not have even heard of these IT jobs, but demand for them is soaring"

As certain jobs start to decline in availability — think computer operator and postal-service worker, as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — others have started to heat up.

According to a new study conducted by the University of Phoenix, only about one in 10 survey respondents are familiar with cybersecurity job titles, yet the BLS’ “Occupational Outlook Handbook” indicates that hiring in this sector is expected to soar. Informational security analysis hiring is set to increase by 28 percent by 2026 — much faster than average job growth. All the more reason why these in-demand cyber jobs should be on your radar.

Cybersecurity consultant

“This is a very general job title [for someone] who can potentially deal with any issues related to cybersecurity in organizations,” says Li-Chiou Chen, professor at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace University. “A cybersecurity consultant can help companies determine what methods should be used to secure their systems, to discover vulnerabilities in the systems, to develop security policies to reduce their risks, or to prepare the companies for regulatory compliance.”

They also analyze data from a variety of sources such as computer systems, local networks or the Internet.

“Similar to other jobs in the industry, cybersecurity professionals need to be a team player and communicate well,” she says. “Most importantly, these professionals need to have computer ethics and be aware of security-related policies and laws. Cyberspace connects different aspects of our life these days. It is evolving, and it needs everyone’s involvement to keep it a nice place.”

Salary: According to PayScale, the average is $82,365.

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