‘MTSU On the Record’ looks at Midstate job market’...

‘MTSU On the Record’ looks at Midstate job market’s need for information security specialists

“MTSU On the Record” promo with Dr. Amy Harris and the MTSU Department of Information Systems and Analytics, Greater Nashville Technology Council and WMOT Roots Radio logos

A report chronicling Middle Tennessee’s latest employment needs in the information security arena will be the subject of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Amy Harris, associate professor, Information Systems and Analytics

Dr. Amy Harris

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Amy Harris of MTSU’s Department of Information Systems and Analytics in the Jones College of Business will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 14, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and online at

Harris is the author of a new report assessing job postings in 17 counties in the Nashville and Clarksville TN-KY metropolitan statistical areas. The analysis found that “information security analyst” was the top occupation in the information security category, accounting for more than 25 percent of that category’s job postings.

WMOT Roots Radio-new logo-2017 web “Information security analyst” also was the overall most in-demand job title in the regional MSAs, appearing in more than seven percent of Middle Tennessee job postings.

“The extent to which security terms are included in the language of the job postings … speaks to the growing importance of protecting the networks and protecting our networks and the data bases in them,” Harris said.

The report is the latest in a series of research projects by Middle Tennessee Tech, a research program developed in a partnership between the MTSU Department of Information Systems and Analytics and the Greater Nashville Technology Council. Kraft Technology Group LLC underwrote the report.

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For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.