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The Types of Information Security Careers you can Pursue in 2018

The Types of Information Security Careers you can Pursue in 2018

Pursuing information security certification is a great idea but one of your biggest questions, of course, will be what you can actually do with your information security degree. We’ve taken the time to detail three careers that you can pursue in 2018 and what you can expect to do in each of them. Are you ready? Great! Let’s get started.

Chief Information Security Officer

You will commonly hear this position referred to as a CISO and it is a C-level management job. In this position, your job will be to oversee the operations of an IR security department and in order to jump into a job like this, you need to demonstrate a formidable background in both security architecture and IT strategy.

There are several other skills that you will need to maintain but primarily we would say that you need to express good people skill and good communication skills. You will need these when you are working with your team whether you’re just building them up, or you have been working with them for a while.

Information Security Architect

Datacenter managerThis position is senior level and you will be responsible for both the maintaining and building of a network within an organization. That being said, in this position, you will need to make sure that you have a deep understanding of the technology used by the organization as this will help you to gain an understanding of how they work and what they’re going to need as far as their infrastructure and improvements go. As a security architect you will need a wide range of technical skills which are going to include:

* ISO 27001/27002

* ITIL

* COBIT

* Risk Assessment Procedures

* Operating Systems

* Perimeter Security Controls

It can be a demanding job and there is a lot of learning involved but it can be both very lucrative and very rewarding.

Security Director

This is another senior-level employee and in this position, your job will be to oversee the implementation of IT security measures in an organization. You will need to design, manage, and even allocate resources to the various departments throughout the organization. For the purpose of your job, you will need to be ready to communicate with employees and be ready to offer assistance when needed. In addition to that, you will need to be ready to aid law enforcement in the event of an incident and investigation. This job is often compared to that of a CISO when held in regard to the knowledge and technical skills that you are expected to possess, so as you can guess, it’s no walk in the park.

Security Manager

ITI Technical College LogoThis is a bit of a step down as you will be a mid-level employee but you will still have plenty of responsibility on your shoulders. For this position, you will need strong leadership skills, interpersonal/communication skills, and you must be ready to execute security strategies that will keep your organization stable. These strategies will be based on input that you receive from the Security Director or the CISO, and you will need to be ready to implement those strategies right away.

Along with everything else you will need to be ready to administer the testing of new security tools and even raise security awareness throughout the company to reduce the risk of incidents. It can be a tough job but it does pay well.

These are just a few of the jobs that are available in the industry after you have been in the industry for some time and worked your way up. After some time, you will eventually be able to find your niche. Give us a call today to learn more about our training opportunities and to obtain information on our programs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

 

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