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LANS — Cybersecurity Specialization

Cybersecurity jobs are waiting for you! There is a growing demand for cybersecurity specialists in Central Texas. Earning a degree in LANS cybersecurity can open doors to this high-salary career opportunity.

If your dream career is fighting cyber attacks, we can help you get started with a free degree through our Career Expressway program. You’ll attend one of our partner colleges: Austin Community College or Temple College. Read below to learn more about this career. Next, sign up for a CareerUp info session to get started with earning your degree for free.

Local Area Network System (LANS) Cyber Security Specialists detect, prevent, and correct threats to the security of a computer network. They train as network administrators with a special focus on security. On the job, they might perform risk assessments, test data processing systems, encrypt data transmissions, and implement defense measures such as firewalls to protect an organization’s computer network from viruses and cyber-attacks. They may also monitor networks for threats and investigate security breaches.

Career Details

Degree Type: Associate Degree

Field: Information Technology (IT)

County: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell

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LANS - Cyber Security Specialization (ACC)
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Computer Information Systems (Temple College)

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Career Driven Skills Needed:


Risk analysis, problem solving, understanding of computer networks, and how to audit for vulnerabilities. Excellent communication, planning, and time management.

Salary Trends:


New workers generally start around $28 per hour or $59,426 per year. Normal pay for Information Security Analysts is $84,094 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $140,982.

Internship Offered:


Get paid to learn! This degree plan includes a paid IT internship, 20 hours a week for 3 semesters. Interns are always paid at least $12 an hour, often more, and gain valuable hands-on experience.