Cybersecurity analysts are the frontline of defense for digital assets and infrastructure. They monitor networks, analyze threats, and make recommendations that help create the framework for an organization's information security protocol.
Architects, often called engineers, are the minds behind the systems and procedures that protect digital information assets. They utilize a specialized skill set that includes knowledge of risk assessment, operating systems, and DDoS protection to design complex network-wide firewalls and security structures.
The point person for cybersecurity systems, administrators oversee the strategy for improving and maintaining security. This senior role sets the standard for policies companywide, spearheads investigation in the event of a breach, and leads the team that analyzes, audits, and creates security infrastructure.
Penetration testers locate vulnerabilities in computer systems, networks, and applications and exploit them in the same manner of a hacker. More narrowly focused than ethical hackers, they simulate cyberattacks to identify weaknesses and make suggestions for improving security infrastructure.
This specialized role evaluates an organization's information systems, security structures, and technologies operations. They identify points of weaknesses, prepare reports on their findings, and make recommendations for implementing effective cybersecurity strategies.
83% of cybersecurity job postings in 2017 required at least one certification.
9 out of 10 employers agree that certifications are a critical factor in hiring decisions.
Certified IT staff earn 22% more than their non-certified peers.
(Source: 2018 IT Skills and Salary Report)
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