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Cybersecurity has become an integral topic for businesses and individuals alike. All types of companies are realizing the need to secure their data and network against potential threats. Thus, the demand for cybersecurity professionals has escalated and is continuing to rise. 

In the past few years, there has been a significant increase in cyber-attacks, data breaches, and other security incidents that have caused organizations to view cybersecurity as a top priority. Due to these incidents, companies have suffered financial losses, reputational damage, and legal consequences. For prevention, companies are investing in cyber security infrastructure and resources including hiring skilled professionals. These professionals can help detect, prevent, and respond to security threats and are essential for ensuring business continuity. 

“The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in the cyber security field is projected to grow by 31% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.” This increased demand has led to higher salaries and better career prospects with the US News & World Report revealing that the median salary for cyber security professionals in the US is around $100,000 per year. 

By pursuing a degree that focuses on cybersecurity, you will be a desirable candidate in the workforce. Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers an MS in Computer Science with a Specialization in Cyber Security. The specialization encompasses courses that focus on technical issues related to safe software, languages, and architectures, as well as broader societal issues of privacy and legal ramifications. In this program, you can meet the rapidly growing demand for cybersecurity professionals and ensure a successful career path. Learn more about our MS in CS with a Specialization in Cyber Security here.


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Tamar Ponte

Marketing & Communication Assistant, GRS

Bachelor of Science, Advertising