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What do the opportunities for cyber security pros look like today? What kind of job titles are out there and what kind of skills are needed to land cyber security jobs? Here are a few of the most interesting positions open right now:
LinkedIn is looking for a Threat Intelligence Analyst to gather intelligence and investigate key strategic threats against both the site and its members. This person will conduct research and analysis on high priority strategic cyber threats, set up and monitor daily alerts, produce threat actor reports and identify actionable remediation.
As a Security Engineer Intern, your primary job will be to discover vulnerabilities in EA’s games and gaming infrastructure.
You’ll need to determine the business risk posed by the vulnerabilities you discover and be able to communicate your findings across teams to both technical and non-technical audiences. You will also assist in EA’s anti-cheating, anti-fraud, and anti-piracy efforts.
The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of security principals and a passion to learn new technologies, challenge assumptions, and find new ways to solve problems.
Required skills and experience:
The primary goal of Department of Homeland Security is clear – keeping America safe. DHS regularly recruits experienced, qualified cyber pros to detect, prepare for, prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks; enhancing security and safeguarding and securing cyberspace. There are multiple positions open for this cyber security job.
Skill sets include: Cyber Incident Response, Cyber Risk and Strategic Analysis, Vulnerability Detection and Assessment; Intelligence and Investigation; Networks and Systems Engineering; Digital Forensics and Forensics Analysis and Software Assurance.
Maybe you’d like to join an Ethical Hacking Team to help safeguard consumer heavyweight, P&G from cyber attacks? To help prevent security breaches, the person in this position will proactively identify security vulnerabilities for remediation, AKA, “stop the bleeding”, by performing penetration testing.
Professional (CISSP) certification. Additionally, they must have, or be willing to obtain, within 2 years, at least 1 other ethical hacking related certification. P&G provides study preparation and exam cost coverage.
AT&T is looking for a sharp penetration tester for the position of cyber security consultant to be a part of a dynamic team of experienced security professionals with varied experience. Many might not know that AT&T consulting clients range from some of the largest networks in the world to small businesses requiring security consulting expertise.
Skills in information and data security are highly valued by employers everywhere, in every industry. The trouble is there aren’t enough qualified people to fill the open cyber security jobs. In response to this chronic problem, Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “security is truly everyone’s problem; virtually every aspect of personal and professional data is at risk. So why are we limiting security positions to people with four-year degrees in computer science when we desperately need varied skills across so many different industries? Businesses should open themselves up to applicants whose nontraditional backgrounds mean they could bring new ideas to the position and the challenge of improving cyber security.”
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