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Cyber Security Officers

Cybersecurity and Information Technology

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Work Environment

Cyber security officers work in offices or in command and control centers on land or aboard ships.

  • Military Status

    Officer

  • Average Military Salary

    $81,270

Overview

Cyber security officers are responsible for protecting military networks and the country against cyber attacks from enemy forces. Cyber security officers provide the Military with a source of expertise for the proper employment, support, and defense of strategic and tactical information networks. They oversee information assurance programs and help protect our nation's cyber capabilities.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Learn more about becoming officer, here.

Cyber security officers may have an education in computer science or a related field. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. In addition, cyber security officers receive specialized training, both on-the-job and in the classroom.

Helpful Attributes

  • Good organizational and management skills
  • Interest in cyber warfare/security techniques and strategies
  • Interest in technical work

Related Civilian Careers

  • Information Security Analysts | Computer and Information Systems Managers | Computer Network Architects