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IT Security careers descriptions and certifications

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This blog summarizes the IT security jobs. What skills do they need and what certifications usually company ask for.

1- Security specialist/technician: support and respond

  • Networking TCP/IP and routing and switching
  • Security technologies and processes: IDS/IPS penetration and vulnerability testing, DLP and anti-malware.
  • Security frameworks: ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT
  • Compliance assessments: PCI, HIPAA, GLBA and SOX

Certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CCNA
  • SANS GIAC certifications (GSEC, GCIH, GCIA)
  •  CEH
  • CISSP

2- IT security analyst

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Can solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions
  • Knwoledge of one or more scripting languages: Python, Perl, Windows powershell, etc..

Certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • SANS GIAC certifications (GSEC, GCIH, GCIA)
  • ISSMP
  • CISM
  • CISSP

3- IT security Auditor

  • Strong inter-personal skills and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Windows, Unix, and Linux OS’s.
  • Understanding of intrusion detection/prevention protocols
  • Proficient in PowerPoint, word, excel, MS project
  • Working knowledge of regularatory and industry standards

Certifications:

  • CISA
  • CISM
  • CISSP

4- IT security Consultant

  • Security technologies and processes:  IDS/IPS, firewalls, penetration and vulnerability testing, DLP, anti-malware, anti-virus, subnetting, DNS, etc..
  • System and netwrork administration experience
  • Strong interpersonal communicator
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisation
  • Experience following: ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT

Certifications:

  • SANS GIAC certifications
  • OSCP
  • CSC
  • CPP
  • PSP
  • CISSP

5- IT security Engineer

  • Security technologies and processes:  IDS/IPS, firewalls, penetration and vulnerability testing, DLP, anti-malware, anti-virus, subnetting, DNS, encryption technologies and standards, VPNs, VLANs, etc.
  • Windows, Unix, or Linux OS’s administration
  • Secure coding practrices, ethical hacking and threat modeling
  • Indentiy and access management principles
  • Virtualisation technologies
  • Scripting skills

Certifications:

  • CEH
  • SANS GIAC certifications
  • CCNP
  • CISSP

6- IT security administrator

  • Windows, Unix, or Linux OS’s administration
  • Knowledge of common protocols TCP/IP, SSL, TLS, HTTP, DNS, SMTP and IsPec
  • Familiar with packet analysis tools
  • Strong understanding of firewall technologies
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Certifications:

  • Security+
  • CCNA
  • ENSA
  • CISSP
  • CISM

7- IT security Architect

  • Windows, Unix, or Linux OS’s administration
  • Security technologies and processes:  IDS/IPS, firewalls, penetration and vulnerability testing, DLP, anti-malware, anti-virus, subnetting, DNS, encryption technologies and standards, VPNs, VLANs, etc.
  • Risk assessment procedures, policy formation, authentication technologies , and security attack methodologies

Certifications:

  • CISSP
  • CISSP- ISSAP
  • CISM
  • CEH
  • CSSA
  • SANS GIAC certifications

8- IT security Manager

  • Thourough anderstanding of TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT
  • Practices and methods of IT strategy, entreprise architecture, and security architecture

Certifications:

  • CISSP
  • CISM
  • CISM-ISSMP
  • GIAC security leadership (GSLC)

8- IT security Director

  • Practices of IT strategy, entreprise architecture, and security architecture
  • anderstanding of TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Certifications:

  • CISA
  • CISM
  • CISSP
  • CISSP-ISSMP
  • GIAC security leadership (GSLC)

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