Cyberspace Roles and Job Titles

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Master of Science graduates in the Cybersecurity Degree Program have a large, “hungry” and lucrative employment market and are eligible to occupy almost all of the roles described on this page.

Roles and job titles in the security sector often have some overlapping responsibilities and can be broad or specific depending on the size of the organization and the particular needs. 

To better illustrate the scope of those positions, employers often precede the title with qualified terms such as “cyber,” “information,” “computer,” “network,” “IT,” and “application.” This leads to full job titles such as Security Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Network Security Administrator, IT Security Consultant, and more.

Specialty variants of specific titles, such as data assurance analysts and security software developers, are sometimes preferred. Additionally, some security jobs are specialized for cryptographers, intrusion detection professionals, responding to computer security incidents, and more.

Additional terms such as senior IT security consultant and chief information security officer are sometimes used to refer to rank. Graduates of the new program qualify for such a high position after many years of work experience.

As the cyberspace domain develops and develops, new roles and titles are likely to emerge, and the roles responsible for existing titles can crystallize or develop. At the moment, there is a good overview of the various security job titles and roles used by the private and public sectors.

Job Title / Description Summary

Security Analyst: Analyzes and assesses vulnerabilities in infrastructure (software, hardware, networks), examine available tools and measures to assess the vulnerabilities, and recommends solutions and best practices. Analyzes and evaluates data/infrastructure damage resulting from security incidents, examines available recovery tools and processes, and recommends solutions. Inspections of safety policies and procedures. May help in the conception, implementation, and/or maintenance of security solutions.

Security Engineer: Is in charge of security monitoring, data/log analysis, forensic analysis, and incident response to identify security incidents. Investigates and uses new technologies and processes to improve security capabilities and implement improvements.

Security Architect: Designs critical components of a security system and allows the security design team to design a new security system.

Security Administrator: Installs and maintains company-wide security systems. Some companies may also perform security analyst duties in smaller organizations.

Security Software Developer: Develops security software including monitoring, traffic analysis, intrusion detection, virus/spyware/malware detection, anti-virus software, and similar tools. Integrates/implements security in application software.

Cryptographer / Cryptologist: Uses encryption to secure security or create security software. He also serves as a researcher to develop robust encryption algorithms.

Cryptanalyst: Analyzes encrypted information to break code/ciphers or to determine the intent of malicious software.

Chief Information Security Officer: A top-level management position responsible for the entire information security department/staff. The situation involves technical tasks.

Security Advisor / Expert: Work to protect an extensive header system that covers any or all roles/topics, including information on computers, networks, software, data and/or viruses, worms, spyware, malware, intrusion, and unauthorized access. , A list of attacks that deny service attacks and hackers act as individuals or organized crimes or as part of foreign governments.

Particular roles:

Intrusion Detection Expert: Monitor networks, computers, and applications in large organizations looking for intrusion incidents and traffic indicators. Determines the damage caused by the detected intrusion, identifies how the intrusion occurred and recommends protection against similar intrusion. Performs penetration testing to detect hazards and recommend safety measures.

Computer Security Incident Responder: A team member that prepares rapid responses to attacks such as security threats and viruses, and denial of service.

Source Code Auditor: Review software source code to identify potential security issues and vulnerabilities that hackers may use to get unauthorized access to data and system resources.

Virus Technician: Examines recent computer viruses and develops software to protect them.

Penetrating Tester (also known as Ethical Hacker or Assurance Validator): Not only detects and identifies vulnerabilities but exploits them to prove they are harmful. Extensive infrastructure such as power grids, utility systems, and nuclear facilities, large penetration testers, called Red Teams, operate when performing penetration testing.

Vulnerability Assurance: Detects, assesses, and assesses vulnerabilities in IT systems, including computers, networks, software systems, information systems, and application software.

General owners of cyberspace graduates are:

  • Technology and internet companies
  • Security software companies
  • Defense agencies
  • Government departments and defense/intelligence agencies
  • IT departments of many IT companies and businesses within various industry sectors
  • The e-commerce sector
  • Banks, financial institutions, credit card companies