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Careers in Information Systems Security


Program Objectives :- Information Systems Security Program

Westwood's comprehensive program trains students in the areas of computer security training, including network security training courses, to prepare students for entry-level roles in the information systems industry.

Upon successful completion of Westwood College's computer security training and network security training in the Information Systems Security Program, students should be able to:

  • Analyze business requirements including strategies, structures, and processes to identify security risks and design strategies to protect the business from invaders.
  • Establish an effective security policy, identify different types of hacker activities, and prevent hacker penetration.
  • Professionally communicate as thinkers, readers, writers, speakers, and listeners.
  • Perform different phases of a security audit, including discovery and penetration, and prevent unauthorized users from controlling company networks.
  • Use workstation tools to secure a client platform.
  • Use enterprise administration tools to secure a large-scale network.
  • Use management theory and concepts to plan, budget and implement information systems security projects.

Potential Careers in Information Systems Security :-

Careers in Information Systems Security Occupation projected to be among the fastest-growing between 2004 and 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-07, are network/computer systems administrators (+38.4%) and network systems and data communications analysts (+54.6%). The increase in network security jobs provides significant opportunities for individuals with a bachelor's degree in Information Systems Security on National and International Levels.

Examples of entry-level job positions for the information system security professional :-

Computer Network Administrator :-
Bachelor in information system security degree can provides technical assistance to computer system users, answering questions and resolving problems. May provide assistance in the use of computer hardware and software including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.

Computer Support Specialist Degree:-
You can provides technical assistance to computer system users, answering questions or resolving computer problems for clients. May provide assistance to the computer network administrator, involving the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.

Computer Systems Administrator Degree:-
At this job position you are responsibility for the operation of a company's computer equipment, including acquiring, installing, configuring, maintaining, and administering computer resources for a company's smooth operation.

Firewall Administrator Degree:-
Responsible for the design, installation, testing, and implementation of firewall solutions required for remote access and security issues and for operation and security troubleshooting activities.

IT Security Officer Degree:-
Investigates and assesses information technology security incidents and takes steps to define and implement remedies. May work with a security team and management to set up secure systems and oversee installation.

Help Desk Technician Degree:-
Is familiar with all aspects of a company's computer hardware, software, or network applications, able to answer questions, troubleshoot problems, and implement remedies by e-mail or over the phone.

Network Server Administrator Degree:-
Sets up, configures and supports an enterprise network. Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and monitoring of the network servers. May evaluate vendor products in hardware, software, and network technologies. Troubleshoots network server performance, performs upgrades, patches, and installation of new applications.

Systems Administrator Degree:-
Responsible for maximizing a company's ability to use its computers. May wire and repair cables, install new software, repair bugs, train users, offer tips for increased productivity across areas from word processing to CAD tools, evaluate new hardware and software, automate a myriad of mundane tasks, and increase work flow.

Technical Support Specialist Degree:-
Provides technical assistance to customers or employees in person or via telephone, email, Internet, fax, etc., on hardware/software operations and troubleshooting.

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