Resume Tips or Strategies:

Job Title Median Salary Outlook
Computer and Information Research Scientists $108,360 +11% (faster than average)
Computer and Information Systems Managers $127,640 +15% (faster than average)
Software Developers $97,990 +17% (faster than average)
Computer Hardware Engineers $108,430 +3% (slower than average)
Computer Programmers $77,550 -8%
Computer Network Architects $98,430 +9% (faster than average)
Information Security Analysts $88,890 +18% (faster than average)
Computer Systems Analysts $82,710 +21% (faster than average)
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $75,790 +8% (average)
Database Administrators $80,280 +11% (faster than average)
Web Developers $63,490 +27% (faster than average)
Computer Support Specialists $50,380 +12% (faster than average)

Career Resources for Cyber Systems Majors:

  • What are your daily news checks?
  • What do you have on your home network?
  • How would traceroute help you find out where a breakdown in communication is?
  • What’s the difference between Symmetric and Asymmetric encryption?
  • How would you find out what a POST code means?
  • What is XSS?
  • What are the three ways to authenticate a person?
  • What is an easy way to configure a network to allow only a single computer to login on a particular jack?
  • You are remoted in to a headless system in a remote area. You have no physical access to the hardware and you need to perform an OS installation. What do you do?
  • You find out that there is an active problem on your network. You can fix it, but it is out of your jurisdiction. What do you do?
  • What is worse in Firewall Detection, a false negative or a false positive? And why?
  • What is the difference between Information Protection and Information Assurance?
  • What is the difference between closed-source and open-source? Which is better?
  • Why are internal threats oftentimes more successful than external threats?

 Information Technology

Job/internship strategies specific to major or field

  • Computer system design firms
  • Data processing management firms
  • Financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Computer companies
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Research institutions
  • Entertainment companies
  • Local and Federal government
  • Internet service providers
  • Software vendors
  • Internet companies (Browsers, search engines)
  • Consulting firms

How to Get Involved:

  • Consider earning a minor in math since computer sciences involve a lot of math, pursuing a double major can help specialize you in a specific field.
  • Obtain vendor specific or networking certifications.
  • Attend Web Conferences to learn more/stay up to date on the field.

Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) & Cyber Security

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Cyber Physical Systems

CYBER SECURITY Forum Initiative – CSFI

Cyber Security in Real-Time Systems

Information Security Careers Network (ISCN): Cyber/InfoSec/CISSP/CCNA/PCI/Data/Network/Hacking jobs

Information Security Community

Information Security Network

Information Technology Audit and Governance Group (Focused around IT, Security, Audit, and GRC)

Innovations in Defense Aerospace UAV Unmanned Systems Satellite Drones Robotics Autobots Space

Intelligence Based Cyber Security

Security in SCADA and DCS Systems

Software Architectures for Next-generation Cyber-physical Systems