Virginia Computer Information Security Schools

What do Virginia Information Security Professionals Do?

If you are entertaining the idea of getting a degree in Security Technology in Virginia this is one of the best places to do it. Every title imaginable is available in this tech-savvy state. Auditors, Analyst, Assurance Manager are just a few of the interesting job titles. With large influence from the Federal Government secure information is priority one in Virginia. A graduate here may be able to specialize in performing security clearances. Even housekeeping, food service and maintenance positions are likely to need a minimum clearance.

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Current Employment Opportunities and Salaries in Virginia

There is absolutely no risk in being an Information Security Professional in Virginia. Graduates who have had hands-on experience will be sought after and highly valued. Large companies have openings at all levels and some offer bonus plans within three years. Top-level jobs often require Maximum Security Clearances. Full Time positions currently being offered:

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection Specialist (Arlington)
  • I.S. Systems Instructor
  • Security Analyst (Clarksville)
  • Senior Analyst (Richmond)
  • Security Systems Engineer –Senior (Springfield)
  • Corporate Security Analyst (Chesapeake)

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A list of average Virginia Information Security salaries is available below:

Position   Annually
Cyber Security (SIEM)   $125,000
Programmer   $100,000
IS Administrator   $65,000
Penetration Tester/NSP   $50,000-$150,000

What’s Interesting in Virginia?

With more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies, business and technology security is highly valued. Production of computer chips in Virginia made more in 2006 than the revenues of coal and tobacco combined. Forbes Magazine ranks this state as great for business. Top companies include Freddie Mac, General Dynamics, Netco Government Services, Verizon Business, Capitol Advantage and I-agent. Of special interest to Information Professionals - half of all Internet traffic passes through Virginia’s data centers.

News for Virginia Information Security

The government web site here (VITA) Virginia Information Technologies Agency has Incident Reporting/Information Security as its first link under “Hot Topics”. The state currently has openings and provides free information and services for consumers and small business.

Schools offering online and campus-based education programs in Virginia:

Campus Schools:

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ECPI University
Campus Locations:   Richmond | Glen Allen | Manassas | More...
Programs: Cyber and Network Security - Bachelor's , Network Security - Associate's

Online Schools:

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Keiser University
Online Programs:   Master of Business Administration, MBA - Information Security Management , Associate of Science in Information Technology

Liberty University
Online Programs:   MS in Cyber Security

Purdue University Global
Online Programs:   BS in Cybersecurity , MS in Cybersecurity Management , MS in Information Technology , more...

Northcentral University
Online Programs:   Master of Science in Cybersecurity , Master of Science in Information Technology

ECPI University
Online Programs:   Cyber and Network Security - Bachelor's , Network Security - Associate's

LeTourneau University - Online
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Cyber Security

Ohio Christian University
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Information Technology , Associate of Science in Information Technology

University of North Dakota
Online Programs:   Master of Science in Cyber Security