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Computer security (also known as cybersecurity or IT security) is information security as applied to computing devices such as computers and smartphones, as well as computer networks such as private and public networks, including the whole Internet.

The field covers all the processes and mechanisms by which digital equipment, information and services are protected from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction, and is of growing importance in line with the increasing reliance on computer systems of most societies worldwide.[1]

According to the bureau of labor statistics information security analysts made on average $86k/year. The top 10% of information security analysts make upwards of $140k/annually. The top paying industries hiring information security analysts securities and commodity brokerages with an annual salary of $115k/year and other financial investment companies at $102/year. architectural and engineering companies at $101k/year.

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Computer and Information Research Scientists$102k/year
Computer Hardware Engineers$100k/year
Computer Network Architects$91k/year
Computer Programmers$74k/year
Computer Support Specialists$48k/year
Computer Systems Analysts$80k/year
Database Administrators$77k/year
Information Security Analysts$86k/year
Network and Computer Administrators$72k/year
Software Developers$93k/year
Web Developers$62k/year

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