Cybersecurity Specialist

Cybersecurity Specialists maintain the security of networks and data for an organization.

Role overview

Cybersecurity Specialists take charge of their organization’s cybersecurity, or an aspect of cybersecurity, improving existing infrastructure, suggesting improvements, and staying current on new threats and solutions. By taking responsibility for their organization’s cybersecurity, Security Specialists secure company data and protect against cyberattacks and the subsequent reputational damage.

Cybersecurity Specialists
may also be referred to as:
Cloud Security Specialist
Cyber And Fraud Analytics Specialist
Cyber And Information Security Specialist
Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
Cybersecurity Automation Specialist
Cybersecurity SIEM Specialist
Cybersecurity Support Specialist
Cyber Warfare Specialist
Cybersecurity Data Analysis Specialist
Cybersecurity Operations Specialist
Cybersecurity Planning And Advising Specialist
Cybersecurity Policy Specialist
Cybersecurity Software Specialist
Email Security Specialist
Endpoint Security Specialist
Industrial Controls Cybersecurity Specialist
Information Assurance Specialist
Information Assurance Systems Specialist
Information Security Coordination Specialist
Information Security Logging Specialist
Information Security Security Specialist
Network Security Specialist
OT Cyber Security Specialist
Privacy Operations Specialist
Product Security Specialist
Security Operations Center Specialist
Security Operations Specialist
Security Specialist
Threat Protection Specialist

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$150,000
National Average
$166,250
$182,500
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Analyzing existing systems and network structure, studying devices used, and testing security measures like firewalls and software permissions.
Reporting their findings to business leaders and making relevant recommendations.
Collaborating with other departments to ensure all colleagues understand the organization’s cybersecurity best practices.
Implementing and modifying cybersecurity software that helps meet business goals.
Identifying potential or real cyber incidents and effectively applying solutions to any breaches that may occur.
Creating and implementing security audits across hardware and software.
Ensuring that networks and computer systems are up to date.
Designing firewalls and other security measures to ensure that systems are compliant with the relevant data privacy and protection regulations.

Tools & Environment

Cybersecurity Specialists need to be able to use programming languages such as C, C++, Java, and PHP, as well as user authentication methods, firewall configuration, vulnerability testing, and security administration tools.

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