Careers in Cyber Security

Careers in Cyber Security

According to the experts at DeFry University, High employer demand, fabulous salaries, great promotion prospects – what’s not to love about cyber security? According to data compiled by Burning Glass, postings for cyber security jobs grew 74% from 2007 to 2013 – 2x faster than other IT positions.

So if you are hot about IT and computing and looking for something a little bit different, then a career in Cyber security might  be for you.index

Did you know that back in July 2015 a group of hackers took control of a jeep and took it for a drive down a US highway, prompting Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles for a security upgrade. This is but one of my instances where hackers have been able to take control of website. There are serious implications for websites that control public utilities including power plants, airports, hospitals, military facilities etc. And of course there are the obvious risks associated with banking as well.

Cyber security has moved far beyond traditional security roles, with businesses, governments and individuals vulnerable to remote attack and misuse of their data. Experts estimate the  annual cost to the global economy from cyber crime at more than $400 billion.

One place to Study Cyber Security

Macquarie University is the only Australian university offering students the opportunity to study cyber security at the undergraduate level, as well as offering masters programs that build on that knowledge; explore strategic and tactical issues; and examine the increasing importance of cyber terrorism, cyber policing and cyber intelligence.cyber-5

The academics and teachers at Macquarie University are experts in the field, and they work closely with KPMG, EY, PriceWaterhouse, IBM and the Australian Government to ensure students graduate with expertise in preventing cyber attacks on both public and private sector systems, and in making networks and infrastructure more resistant to attack from cyber criminals.

Macquarie University (MQ) also hosts the Advanced Cyber Security Research Centre, which is undertaking research in a wide range of areas including web services security, trusted computing, secure virtualisation, mobile agents, security, wireless security, mobile ad hoc and sensor networks security, denial of service attacks, peer-to-peer computing security and formal security techniques, and applied cryptography.

The MQ programs in  law, security and intelligence programs have been developed in response to employers’ needs for graduates with both technical knowledge and practical work skills.cyber-3

Many of our degrees open doors to postgraduate study. Whether you leave Macquarie University with an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you’ll be ready to apply your knowledge and develop pioneering solutions to tough issues.


The courses on offer at Macquarie University in Cyber Security include;

  • Bachelor of Security of Studies
  • Bachelor of Security Studies and Bachelor of Law (Double Degree)
  • Master of International Security Studies
  • Master of Information Technology with specialization in Internetworking and Cyber Security
  • Master of Cyber-Security, Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism