- Zeljka Zorz for Help Net Security January 6th, 2010
- Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=8677
Computer security used to be regarded as a boring and less important field of computer science, but with the proliferation of computer threats (from malware to active attacks) it has become one whose experts are in great demand and has gained quite an aura of "coolness".
According to the New York Times, the demand is for experts is great, but luckily, schools and universities have noticed it and have rushed to open programs: the N.Y.U. Polytechnic, Carnegie Mellon, Purdue and George Mason are just some of the universities offering a master's degree in cybersecurity.
Professor Nasir Memon of N.Y.U. Poly says that a starting pay for someone with a master's degree in the field ranges from $60,000 to $80,000.