IT Security Jobs

IT security jobs

Information security specialists safeguard IT assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security issues to prevent unauthorized access. To protect an organization, they analyze where security breaches may occur, and then recommend security enhancements and purchases. This may include installing firewalls, data encryption, and other security measures. They define access privileges within an organization and perform periodic audits to determine security violations.

Many security specialists have expertise in working with specialized networks for the government or banking/finance sector. There has also become a greater demand for this field within the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and Department of Homeland Security, among other government agencies and large corporations.

Job titles for someone trained in security include:

  • Information Systems Security Officer
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Architect
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • Database Administrator

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