Cyber Security Jobs

Cyber Security

With the global cost of cybercrime set to eclipse $5 trillion dollars annually, there has never been more focus on investment in Cyber Security.. As cyber attacks continue to increase in volume and tenacity, with ever-changing tactics, the government and the private sector are raising the alarm. In response, there has been a sharp uptick in the demand for cyber security professionals across almost every sector.


Certifications


Like any aspect of technology, while not mandatory, certifications carry a great deal of weight in the hiring process and evaluation of candidates. Career Cyber Security professionals  should contemplate the following certifications as options: 


  • CISSP – The Certified Information Systems Security Professional. One of the leading cybersecurity certifications, the CISSP helps open the door to higher-level positions and the potential for increased pay. It is required for many key jobs at the Department of Defense, and carries a lot of weight beyond the DoD as well.
  • CISM – Certified Information Security Manager. This certification focuses on governance, risk management and compliance.
  • CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor. This certification focuses on auditing, controlling, monitoring and assessing information systems and can add a significant pay boost to a cybersecurity professional’s annual salary.
  • GIAC – Global Information Assurance Certification. This certification focuses on specialty hands-on technical capabilities such as intrusion detection and forensics among others.
  • CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker. For entry-level applicants, a CEH certification can be a great way to land your first job or get you into an entry-level position at your top choice company.

Cyber Security Jobs

Information Security Analysts

Information Security Analysts

Information Security Analysts

Information Security Analysts

Information Security Analysts are tasked with protecting sensitive information. They create the plans and implement strategies for preventing attacks, develop policies to protect the organization against such attacks, ensure compliance of policies, monitor data access and train other employees.

Software Security Engineer

Information Security Analysts

Information Security Analysts

Software Security Engineer

Software Security Engineers are typically tasked with leading a team of security experts, analyzing and assessing risk, developing secure software and identifying vulnerabilities.

Security Architects

Information Security Analysts

Security Architects

Security Architects

A security architect is responsible for analyzing security threats and recommending solutions to protect information and data. They may participate in the development of security hardware and software, oversee and educate staff on security policies, design security models and install VPNs, firewalls and more. It is noteworthy that 27% of employers hiring for this position request a master’s degree.

Penetration Testers

Chief Information Security Officers

Security Architects

Penetration Testers

Penetration testers are in charge of identifying vulnerabilities in an organizations network. They do this through constantly probing and testing the network using various tools and software.

Cyber Security Forensics Analyst

Chief Information Security Officers

Chief Information Security Officers

Cyber Security Forensics Analyst

A forensics expert is a cybercrime-fighting detective who investigates cyber attacks and tries to identify flaws in the system that allow for an attack, along with clues left by the attackers.

Chief Information Security Officers

Chief Information Security Officers

Chief Information Security Officers

Chief Information Security Officer CISO

The CISO is a senior level role in charge of developing, implementing and maintaining security processes that protect the company from threats and risk.