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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Career in Information Security [IT Security and Ethical Hacking]


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An Information Security Administrator plans, implements, upgrades, and monitors security measures for the protection of computer networks and data. Security Administrator responds to computer security breaches; and ensures necessary security controls are in place that will safeguard vital data and files on the IT infrastructure.

Information Security Administrator’s Motto:
Ø Monitor
Ø Assess Risk
Ø Secure

A Day in an Information Security Admininstrator’s Life:
Ø Develop plans to safeguard computer files against any attacks
Ø Work on encryption of data and configuration of firewalls
Ø Review security violations and make procedures to ensure violations do not occur
Ø Perform risk assessments and execute tests to implement security measures
Ø Modify computer security files to incorporate new software & correct errors
Ø Train users and promote security awareness to ensure system security
Ø Confer with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs
Ø Monitor use of data files and regulate access to safeguard data
Ø Monitor reports of computer viruses and update virus protection systems
Ø Coordinate implementation of computer system security plan with outside vendors

Skills Required
Ø Strong knowledge Security Protocols and virus patch administration
Ø Good understanding of networking and operating systems
Ø Willingness to work long hours during security breaches and mock drills
Ø Logical reasoning to find alternative solutions to a given problem
Ø Ability to work easily with clients, other IT Teams and outside Vendors
Ø Independent complex problem solving, self-directed and self-starting
Ø Ability to keep updated with latest security practices & technologies
Ø Strong judgment and decision making ability to understand potential risks
Ø Patience and perseverance to analyse, understand and debug security reports

Job Titles
Ø IT Security Analyst
Ø Firewall Engineer
Ø IT Security Engineer
Ø IT – Risk Specialist
Ø Data Security Administrator
Ø Information Security Officer
Ø Computer Security Specialist
Ø Information Security Specialist
Ø Network Security Administrator
Ø Ethical Hacker
Ø Cyber Security Expert

Certificate Courses in Information Security Administration
Ø GIAC Certifications: GSEC / GCIH / GCIA / GCFA / GSLC / GPEN / GCFW etc…
Ø (ISC)2 Certifications: CISSP (ISSAP , ISSEP, ISSMP) / CSSLP / CAP / SSCP etc …
Ø EC-Council Certifications: CEH / CHFI /  ECIH /  Security 5 / ECSA / ECSP etc …
Ø ISACA Certifications: CISA / CISM / CGEIT / CRISC
Ø Cisco Certifications: CCSP / CCIE (Security) / Cisco VPN / Cisco Firewall / Cisco IDS
Ø Checkpoint Certifications: CCSA / CCSE / CCMSE /  CCSEPE / CCMA
Ø SCP Certifications: SCNS / SCNP / SCNA
Ø Other Certifications: Security+ /  CASP / RSA-CA / RSA-CI / CWSP / MCSE (Sec)
Note: Certifications in the fields of Networking, Operating Systems, Database, Hardware, Storage, Virtualization are also pursued along with Security Admin Certifications. 

Career Map

Note: Students who pursue Diploma & Certificate courses in Security Admin without B.E. / BCA / B.Sc.(IT) also can work in this field. However professional degrees mentioned above will be recommended for better job prospects.

Salary Expectation
Ø Diploma Holders: Rs.10,000 to Rs. 15,000 per month
Ø Engineers : Rs. 20,000  to Rs. 30,000 per month
Ø Certifications are essential for better remuneration  

Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor and Corporate Trainer
Career Nurturer

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