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Information Systems Security Manager

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Information Systems Security Manager

Whether you’re interested in becoming an information systems security manager or  you’re in the market for another information systems security job, Villanova’s Information Security Management 100% online certificate programs can help you gain knowledge and skills that can be used immediately on the job. The program curriculum teaches how to safeguard against security threats to company infrastructure.

With the Essentials of IS Security course, you can earn valuable credits from The American Council on Education. ACE is an independent accrediting body that evaluates formal college courses, programs, certification exams and apprenticeships, and applies academic credit that can be transferred to many formal degree programs. In many instances ACE credits are required by your employer for tuition reimbursement, or you may need ACE credits to transfer to a college degree program.

Overview of Job Duties

Information systems security managers oversee all aspects of technology within their organizations. They ensure that employees and computers are connected to the internet and to each other.

Information systems security managers plan and supervise research on the computer-related activities of business and collaborate to set goals and implement technology to meet those goals. Software development, budgeting, network security, and Internet operations all fall within the responsibilities of the IT manager.

In addition, these managers install and upgrade software and hardware, supervise systems design and programming and coordinate computer network implementation. Other tasks include the security, upkeep and maintenance of a company’s network security and analysis of the technology-related needs of the company.  

Education and Training

An ISS management position typically requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, or management information systems. Some employers may prefer a graduate degree, particularly an MBA with a core component in technology.

It is possible to obtain a position in computer and information systems with only an associates or trade school degree, but individuals must have solid experience and gained significant on-the-job skills. Many managers with a two-year degree choose to earn their bachelor’s or master’s degree while still working full time.

Job Outlook

Employment in this field is expected to grow at a rapid rate; job prospects for well-trained experienced candidates should be excellent. Industry trends estimate that companies will be looking to hire more and more managers for their computer-related needs and IT security issues.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that employment in the field of computer information systems management is expected to grow approximately 15% through 2024. 

One of the most important issues in computer networks now is security, primarily because so much business is conducted online.  Companies are expected to be in need of qualified computer managers as security experts in their technology departments in order to oversee and maintain the integrity of their system. 

The fastest job growth among computer and information systems managers is expected to be in healthcare organizations, software publishing firms, data processing and hosting companies, design establishments, management and technical and scientific consulting services.

Salary Ranges

Salaries in this field can vary on the responsibility level and field of specialty. According to the BLS, as of May 2015, the median annual wage of Computer and Information Systems Managers was $131,600. A career path in computer information systems can be promising and professionally rewarding. Jobs opportunities are expected to continue increasing as companies strive to be more competitive.

Become (ISC)2 CISSP Certified

Test for (ISC)2 ® Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification and become a leader in your company in information systems security management. In addition to CISSP certification you can also test for Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®). Once your receive your IS security certification you’ll be eligible for higher earning power and your choice of information systems security jobs in one of today’s most in-demand job categories.

Category: Information Systems Security