In the future I am hoping to pursue an PhD in computer science, however I am still very early in my career and want to get a master's degree and work a while before I pursue a PhD. I am strongly considering cyber security for my master's.
The only issue I have with this is that cyber security is a professional degree, I should also mention that I have a BS in computer science so I do have some knowledge of the subject.
Would getting a professional master's degree (cyber security), rather than a research oriented degree (computer science) hinder my chances, or make me look less favorably to someone who has a MS in a research heavy field? Would doing a master's thesis as a part of a master's degree improve ones chances of being accepted into a PhD program by demonstrating some research?