The state of Hawaii takes strong measures to protect the security of its data, and the Governor and Lieutenant Governor proclaimed October 2012 as Cyber Security Awareness Month in Hawaii. The state has an active group of IT security professionals, and there is a Hawaii chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, Inc. (ISSA).
According to the state of Hawaii, there were 21 job openings for information security analysts in mid January of 2013. Those with IT security master’s degrees have careers in a wide range of organizations in Hawaii, ranging from the federal and state government to businesses such as banking that rely heavily on financial data. Health care organizations are another group of entities that hire those with master’s degrees in IT security. The major employers in Hawaii that would employ those with this training include:
- Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
- Bank of Hawaii Corp.
- First Hawaiin Bank
- Hawaii Medical Service Association
- Hawaii Pacific Health
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Hawaiian Electric Industries
- Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
- The Queen’s Health Systems
- University of Hawaii
IT Security Salary Data in Hawaii
The Bureau of Labor Statistics relays the annual mean salary for information security analyst as being $76,600. In Honolulu, information security analysts earn an average of $76,790 per year.