Education & Career Trends: July 31
Curated by the Knowledge Team of ICS Career GPS
- Excerpts are taken from an article published on analyticsinsight.net.
In today’s world, many people rely on technological devices and the internet. It’s not surprising that cybersecurity is a growing field. The Data Security Council of India (DSCI), an association of cybersecurity ecosystem players, estimates that India will require 64,000 cybersecurity professionals. The DSCI expects the demand for cybersecurity products and services to grow exponentially from 1.10 lakh in 2019 to 10 lakh employees by 2025.
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting critical systems and sensitive information from digital attacks. Also known as information technology (IT) security, cybersecurity measures are designed to combat threats against networked systems and applications, whether those threats originate from inside or outside of an organisation.
Working in the cybersecurity field also gives you a chance to work in a fast-paced environment where you continually learn and grow. Cybersecurity might be worth considering if you’re already in the world of information technology (IT) or looking to make a career switch.
This article will look at some of the many roles available to cybersecurity professionals.
1. IT Auditor
- IT auditors ensure the quality of an organisation’s IT systems.
- Setting audit objectives, acquiring data through interviewing department staff, and generating concrete strategies to enhance IT systems are some of the tasks of an IT Auditor.
2. Information Security Analysts
- Information security analysts design and implement security solutions to safeguard a company’s computer networks and systems.
- They must foresee future threats in the systems and utilise their creativity to create new solutions to safeguard the company’s systems.
3. Network/IT Security Engineers
- Network/IT security engineers work in various environments and sectors.
- They detect and prepare for future risks by identifying dangers and vulnerabilities in the company’s IT system and software architecture.
4. Cybersecurity Manager
- A cybersecurity manager is responsible for maintaining security systems, identifying system vulnerabilities, and developing methods to prevent cyber-attacks.
- They also supervise a team of IT specialists that detect security vulnerabilities, construct firewalls, develop proactive solutions, and provide security reports.
5. Security Testing/Penetration Tester
- Penetration testers simulate cyberattacks to detect and disclose security problems in computer systems, networks, and infrastructure, including websites.
- A computer science, computer, or information systems degree and 2-4 years of experience in an information security capacity are necessary.
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