Nebraska is a state with a legendary past. Its wonders include vast prairie grasslands, pioneer trails and cowboy-culture icons like the infamous Boot Hill in the town of Ogallala. But Nebraska’s present-day business-friendly stance and diverse economy also makes it a reasonable choice for an information security analyst who would like to live in a little home on the prairie.
The state is home to many concerns, such as large and well-known insurance companies, financial firms, food manufacturers and transportation giants, all of which require data security. The U.S. Strategic Command, located at Offutt Air Force Base outside of Omaha, is tasked with military cyberspace operations and is a promising potential employer for information security analysts.
Information Security Courses
A master’s in this topic is available from state schools, both online and onsite, but under various similar names, such as Information Assurance or Cybersecurity. The master’s program is usually earned by professionals who are already working in the field. Online programs that allow working students to advance at their own pace are convenient, and are also available from online universities, or from out-of-state schools that also offer this degree via distance learning.
Potential Courses include:
- Trends in Information Security
- Disaster Recovery
- Cyber Terrorism