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Cybersecurity Salary Guide: How Much Can You Make?

This week on cybersecurity from the editors of Cybercrime Magazine

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Sausalito, California – February 21, 2024

Forbes Reports that as technology becomes more ingrained in daily life, cyberattacks continue to threaten businesses. Bad actors are deploying new tools like artificial intelligence and deepfake technology to wreak havoc on supply chains and communications tools. The recent shift to remote and hybrid working has also exposed numerous security vulnerabilities that hackers around the world are seeking to exploit.

In light of these developments, it is not surprising that cyber threats are a major concern for American businesses. And it’s not just big businesses: small businesses lose hundreds of millions of dollars every year, too. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that hacks and data breaches will cost the global economy more 9.5 trillion dollars in 2024.

The need for cybersecurity experts means this field is poised for rapid expansion, high demand and salaries above average. A Forbes guide examines the earning potential of professionals in this field, including exploring how experience is typically linked to higher salaries.

Forbes’ cybersecurity job prospects examines entry-level, mid-level, and advanced salaries in our field, including cybercrime analysts at $101,000, penetration testers (aka ethical hackers) at $125,000, and cybersecurity architects at $147,000 . In total, 10 positions are covered.

THE Forbes Guide also features a list of colleges and universities offering bachelor’s and master’s programs in cybersecurity.

Some of the highest paying cybersecurity positions, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Jobs at Fortune 500 Companieshave been covered separately by Forbes contributors over the past decade.

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