Network Security and Management Careers

Network security specialists are responsible for the planning and implementation of all aspects an organization’s information security, and may work as project managers or IT Directors. Their duties include training and educating non-technical users about computer security, security software installation, responding to cyber attacks, and, gathering evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime. Network Security and Management degrees blend technical subjects with business, accounting, and communications courses.

Employment Opportunities

Network Security and Management professionals may work in a variety of environments, including:

  • Insurance industry
  • Finance
  • Government agencies
  • Manufacturing


Network Security and Management professionals need a wide range of capabilities, including:

  • High level of technical knowledge
  • Computer experience
  • Business and related technology
  • Ability to work in groups and collaborate on projects

Industry Spotlight

Computer and information systems managers held about 264,000 jobs in 2006. About 1 in 4 computer managers worked in service-providing industries, mainly in computer systems design and related services. This industry provides services related to the commercial use of computers on a contract basis, including custom computer programming services; computer systems integration design services; computer facilities management services, including computer systems or data-processing facilities support services; and other computer-related services, such as disaster recovery services and software installation.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008