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1 Information Security Your country needs you ! John Komosa, LCPC

2 A growing need  There is an enormous need for Information Assurance/Information Security personal. Particularly in MD/DC/VA geographic area.  U.S. Bureau of Labor projects job growth in this area to be around 50% from 2004 to 2014.

3 What you need  A strong academic background. It’s not just for engineers and computer geeks. Liberal Arts students need apply.  Aptitude for the work  Technical skills  If you are working for the Government or with the Government you will need a security clearance

4 Education  Associates degree is typically the minimum for systems administrators  A BA or a BS for an analyst, engineer or manager  a MS or MA for a director  A PHD for a professor or researcher

5 Aptitude  Strong conceptual and analytic skills  Ability to operate within a team  Ability to multi task  Strong project management skills  Excellent oral, written and presentation skills  Demonstrate interpersonal and conflict management skills

6 Technical Aptitude  The best way to demonstrate your technical aptitude is to acquire a (ISC)2 certification.  These certifications demonstrate your working knowledge and your commitment to the IS field.

7 Security Clearance  In order for you to participate in IS work with or for the government you must have a security clearance.  This is a thorough vetting process that requires a background check and a polygraph test.

8 Salaries  With an education, certification and a security clearance you can expect to make a very comfortable living  IS Administrators$75,000  Security Analyst$80,000  IS Manager$100,000  CISO$150,000

9 Future  These jobs are in great demand and you can be an enormous asset to the security of the Country as well as protecting the resources of people in their everyday transactions. Much of the USA’s and the world’s economy is tied to Information Security. You can be part it!

10 (ISC)2  Check out the web site for further information and links to other educational venues Check out the web site for further information and links to other educational venues  Cyberwatch -  Ed Tech Policy, Research, and Outreach

11 Thank You John Komosa, LCPC School Counselor Lansdowne High School


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