Hey, I'm just starting to get my foot into the IT world. I'll be starting at ITT Tech in about a month for Computer Network Systems (2-year degree) which will set me up to persue a BA in Information System Security. After achieving my BA in Infosec, I can stay at the school for about another year and obtain a 2nd BA in Project Management with the overlap of credits. I also thought of proceeding to an online Masters in infosec, and/or traditional college route for a Associates or BA in business to go with the infosec career path. Would that be overly ambitious of me, or does that sound like a good plan to work my way up in the infosec world?
Will ITT Tech be a good foot-in-the-door for me to begin a infosec career path? How does a degree from ITT Tech hold up to a university or other institute? (Looking for some input from employers or current/graduated students especially)
I've read that infosec is moving more and more towards a business-minded field and away from the tech-end of things. And with that, people with a business background are more and more saught after in the infosec community. How much of that is true? Or should I say, to what end? How far should one persue the second path in business to back up the infosec career? What are generally the requirements for one to become a CISSP (I know it's just a certification, but it's the best way I currently know to classify what I'm thinking... maybe another way to put it would be a 'journeyman infosec specialist') Or a infosec manager? Or even a CIO? Again, I realize that it often depends on experience, not just the degree(s). But there has to be a general trend...
I'm really excited to start school and get on my way to the field I want to get into. I've poured over websites for info and feel like I'm starting to re-read a lot of stuff, so thought I'd ask here for a fresh prospective and hope I can get some questions answered. Any responces would be appreciated! Thank you for your time.