Cybersecurity and Information Security

Careers in Cybersecurity

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UMFK graduates have recently filled Maine-based positions advertised by the Maine State Police (computer forensics investigations), banking institutions (e.g., NorState Federal Credit Union, Kennebec Savings Bank, Camden National Bank), as well as other organizations and businesses. These graduates serve in computer and network security services with knowledge of computer forensics and penetration testing (important cybersecurity functions).

The following are some examples of careers that utilize a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity:

  • Vulnerability Analyst / Penetration Tester
    Responsible for finding possible exploits in computer systems and software, maintain security of servers, computer systems, and networks, and create audits after testing the network.
  • Cyber Security Analyst
    Responsible for planning, implementing, and upgrading security, protecting, maintaining, and monitoring digital files, and managing network, intrusion detection, and prevention systems.
  • Network Engineer / Architect
    Responsible for setting up, developing, and maintaining computer networks to provide a high level of security in which allows many users to function properly on the network.
  • Cyber Security Manager / Administrator
    Responsible for monitoring policy compliance and regulation compliance, maintaining and implementing security tools and technology, auditing policies and controls, and establishing a plan of action if a cyber attack does occur.

Additional career paths include:

  • IT Auditor
  • Systems Engineer
  • Software Developer / Engineer
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Cyber Security Engineer