In an increasingly interconnected world that operates via the internet, the demand for professionals that can ensure the safety and security of internet servers and company databases is essential to everyday business. Cyber security professionals are typically employed at hospitals, banks, software companies, and at the federal level to protect sensitive information from the hands of bad actors or hackers that seek to infiltrate, steal, or even blackmail a business or private individual.
A career in cyber security is an exciting opportunity to help businesses fight the risks of hacking and malware and is a great position for those that like to find solutions for hard-to-solve problems. Cyber security specialists must be team players and be able to work with clients to best understand how they can help safeguard their networks.
Many entry-level positions in the cyber security sector require a bachelor’s degree in cyber security and most entry-level jobs require applicants to pass the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) before starting their job. In New York state, information security analysts can earn over $100,000 annually with over 6,000 jobs statewide.
Interested in stepping out of college and stepping into a $95,800 per year job? That figure is the average earned by RIT graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity. This large, private institution is home to the Global Cybersecurity Institute, a 52,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art cyber security education and research center designed for a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to cyber security. No wonder RIT students are recognized as powerhouse competitors in both offensive and defensive cyber security competitions!
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Utica College Utica, NY||27 : 1||4,613|
|Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY||16 : 1||16,158|
|St. John's University-New York Queens, NY||33 : 1||20,143|
|SUNY Polytechnic Institute Utica, NY||23 : 1||3,044|
|SUNY Westchester Community College Valhalla, NY||60 : 1||10,072|