Cyber Security Specialist

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Cyber Security Specialist

Cyber Security Specialist is responsible for providing security during the development stages of software systems, networks and data centers. The professionals have to search for vulnerabilities and risks in hardware and software. They manage and monitor any attacks and intrusions. The Security Specialist has to recognize the potential threat or attempted breach by closing off the security vulnerability. They build firewalls into network infrastructures.

The professional should suggest security measures for any information. They must design various strategies and defensive systems against intruders. The Cyber Security Specialist monitors systems for any unusual activities.  They conduct counteractive protocols and report incidents. The professionals will examine and evaluate security strategies and defenses. It is the responsibility of the Cyber Security Specialist to create new defensive systems and protocols.

The Security Specialist will develop new layers of protection and update the security systems. The professional has to grant permissions and privileges to authorized users. The specialist will examine the defensive systems and provide reports based on test results. It is the Cyber Security Specialist who is responsible for running a diagnostic on any changes in the information to verify any undetected breaches.

The professional must keep themselves updated with the new trends and procedures. They are responsible for analyzing new methods of intrusion. The Security Specialist prevents any attacks to access information without proper credentials. They make a note of any breakthrough firewalls and other security applications. It is the Cyber Security Specialist who develops and implements information security standards, guidelines, and procedures.

The Security Specialist has to maintain IT security controls documentation. The professionals have to recognize the security gaps and prepare an action plan. They must suggest recommendation, create security policies and ensure they are implemented with support and mitigation during implementation. The Cyber Security Specialist monitors emerging through the IDS/IPS systems. They create awareness about security policy and security issues.

The Cyber Security Specialist takes care of the cyber security projects and makes sure they meet cyber security objectives. They work in close coordination with the stakeholders and other groups related to Cyber Security related matters. The specialist offers cyber security operations such as process re-engineering, automation, and documentation. The professionals recognize cyber security issues, devise and drive effective mitigation.

The Security Specialist will offer standby support for cyber security incident response. The professionals conduct customized application security assessments for client-based asset risk and corporate policy. They implement vulnerability assessment, configuration audit of operating systems, web servers and databases. The specialist detects comprisable patterns, insecure features, and malicious activities in the infrastructure. They will have an in-depth understanding of OWASP testing methodology.

The Cyber Security Specialist will execute projects in Dynamic Application Security Testing. They customize application security assessments for the client. They conduct personalized ASP.NET/JAVA application code reviews for clients. The professionals will take care of projects in security code reviews/ Static Application Security Testing of applications. It is the security specialist who monitors application security projects such as quality and timely delivery.

The professionals organize closure meetings to verify the customer queries and confirm acceptance of project deliverables. The Cyber Security Specialist gives consolidate reports and compare multiple vulnerabilities and different automated tools. They offer customized risk rating for vulnerabilities based on company policies. The Security Specialist will deal with client concerns related to project execution, the impact to production services and quality of deliverables.

The Cyber Security Specialist tracks vulnerabilities and collaborates with internal network teams to ensure closure of vulnerabilities. They have to be well-versed with various security tools such as Burp Suite, Nmap, Nessus, Qualys, Metaspolit, etc. The professionals have to coordinate with customers to resolve any technical issues.

Job Description

The Cyber Security Specialist takes care of the day-to-day operations and data structures by overseeing the operational performance. They configure anti-virus systems and consoles. The professionals must have an in-depth understanding of vulnerabilities management systems and common security applications. They conduct software upgrades and explains performance criteria, documents configurations, and systems specifications. They manage the PPC system from threats and identifies and manages incidents and mitigate risks.

The Security Specialist conducts threat and risk analysis and provides essential suggestions. The professional help in performing research, testing, evaluation, and deployment of security procedures. The specialist design security training materials and organizes training sessions for the other departments. The professionals will examine and evaluate security-related technologies. They resolve security issues and other data-related problems. They take care of network traffic and internet connectivity data and reports on risks.

The professionals are responsible for collecting and analyzing data and assist in eliminating risk, performance and capacity issues. The Cyber Security Specialists will handle any problems related to service provides. The Security Specialist regulated enterprise information assurance and security standards.  They collaborate and evaluate security programs for the organization. The professional must support customers in the development and implementation of policies.

The Cyber Security Specialist creates own tools and actively take part in the security architecture review of client technologies. The professionals conduct risk assessments and business impact analysis on new systems and technologies. They maintain a cordial relationship with the key partners. It is the Cyber Security Specialist who has to serve as a Program Management Officer when the Cyber Security projects are implemented.

The Cyber Security Specialist assists in designing and developing security features for system architectures. They have to play an active role in developing special purpose systems necessary for specialized security features and procedures. The specialist defines security requirements for computer systems such as mainframes, workstation, and personal computers. They have to suggest various solutions and implement them to meet the security requirements.

The Security Specialist offer integration and deployment of the computer system security solution. They have to examine technical problems and provide basic engineering and additional support in solving the problems. It is the responsibility of the Cyber Security Specialist to make sure that all information systems are functional and secure. The professionals have to keep in the various phases of the system development life cycles to perform risk analysis.

The Cyber Security Specialist is responsible for taking care of the built-in security systems to software, hardware, and components. They have to develop unique strategies for software systems, networks, data centers, and hardware. The professionals must understand the QA software and hardware for security vulnerabilities and risks. They have to develop firewall to secure the network infrastructure. It is the Cyber Security Specialist who must recognize the cyber attackers and report to the upper management. They have to keep an eye for external intrusions, attacks, and hacks.  The professionals should close off security vulnerability in the case of an attack.

The professional has to design secure principles and optimize new technology services. The Cyber Security Specialist helps in optimization of current test and engineering processes and policies. The specialist offers technical support in areas of the cross-discipline team. They assist in research and development projects. They write procedures for the delivery of cybersecurity engineering services.

Educational qualifications

The Cyber Security Specialist must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electronics & Electrical or any related field. Some organizations prefer candidates with prior and relevant work experience, whereas some employers opt for professionals with a master’s degree or any specialization.

Certifications

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security (CCNA-Security)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) – Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Salary

According to ZipRecruiter, the Cyber Security Specialist salary is $107,433 per year in the United States. As per Glassdoor, for this position, the professionals earn about $67,620 per year. The Indeed salary estimate states that the Cyber Security Specialist salary is $113,483 per year in the United States. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the wage of Cyber Security Specialist, is $90,120 per year.

Job Outlook

According to the recent statistics by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is expected to be a growth of 18 percent in the job opportunities during the periods from 2014 to 2024. This is more than the average for jobs in computing and much higher than the 7% projected average for all jobs.

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