Career Opportunities

The alumni of the Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Technologies may be roughly divided into two broad categories. The first one are high-class technology experts who operate software and hardware safety tools and develop data security IT systems. Alumni occupy such positions as engineer-programmer, software developer, information systems expert, information security expert, or analyst. The other group are more associated with the humanities and deal with economic security, public order, and legal norms. Their professions are economist, auditor, accountant, tax inspector, police officer, criminal law expert, investigator, assistant judge, legal counselor, assistant counselor, or lawyer.


The average monthly salary of an information security specialist varies within the following limits (according to

- With a work record of 1 to 3 years: 40,000–70,000 rubles;

- With a work record of 3 to 6 years: 70,000–100,000 rubles;

- With a work record of 5 to 6 years: 120,000–200,000 rubles;

- With a work record of 10 years or more: 200,000 rubles and above.

Employment Prospects

It is obvious that, with the Internet developing rapidly and the danger of potential or real cyberattacks growing, the demand for information security specialists will be steadily on the rise. This is also confirmed by the fact that the government reserves large quotas of tuition-free places for students at Russian universities to be trained as such professionals at state expense. Thus, in the 2018-2019 academic year, the specialty Information Security ranked fifth in the top ten by the number of state-funded university admissions. This means that the government is in urgent need of such professionals and forms a demand for them, so our Institute’s information security specialists will have no problems finding employment. The same is true for economists, lawyers, court and police officers because the state and the society at large as well as every one of its members will always need to protect their interests.