Security, also known as cyber-security or IT security, protects an organization’s information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, software, and information from threats both external and internal. with the rise of breaches making the news every day, keeping information safe from threatening situations become critical.
Positions range from the technical side- restricting access, firewalls, pen testing, and web apps- to the people side- involving policies, procedures, incident response and audit.
Desired certifications include: CISSP, CISA, CISM, OSCP, CEH
Common roles include:
- Security Analyst
- Security Engineer
- Security Architect
- Security Administrator
- IT Risk/Auditor
- Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
- Chief Security Office (CSO)