10 Coolest Jobs in Cybersecurity
Initial Jobs with lots of Advancement Opportunities:
#1. DIGITAL FORENSIC ANALYST: INVESTIGATOR
The thrill of the hunt! It’s CSI for cyber geeks! You never encounter the same crime twice.
You are the detective in the world of cybersecurity- searching computers and networks for evidence in the wake of an incident.
#2. PENETRATION TESTER FOR SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS
Be a hacker, but do it legally and get paid a lot of money!
You look for security vulnerabilities to help enterprises improve their society.
#3. APPLICATION PENTESTER
We desperately need more of this, application security has been such a black hole for so long.
You’re a programming/ security wizard- testing applications before deployment so they don’t present opportunities for intruders.
#4. SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER (SOC) ANALYST
The fire ranger. Better catch the initial blaze, or there goes the forest.
With an eye for detail and anomalies, you see things most others miss. You implement active prevention, active detection, active monitoring, active response.
#5. CYBER DEFENDER; sECURITY ENGINEER (eNTERPRISE AND ICS)
A leg up on your IT and engineering buddies; talk shop with them but you are saving the world from the bad guys, too.
You implement and tune firewalls, IPS?IDS, patching, admin rights, monitoring, application whitelisting, more.
More Advanced Jobs- Open After A few Years of Great Performance And Specialized Training
#6. Hunter; Incident Responder
The Secret agent of geekdom. You walk in and say ‘OK I’ll take it from here.’
While everyone else is running around shouting, “The system’s dead!” you have the sense and skills to rationally figure out why.
#7. SECURITY ARCHITECT
You get to design the solution, and not just for the perimeter.
You are creative and on the top of the game both technically and business; You design and build defensible systems and are part of an adept team.
#8. SECURE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Coolest software developers
You protect the development team from making errors that will allow hackers to penetrate your organization and steal data. You are a programmer with special powers.
#9. MALWARE ANALYST/ REVERSE ENGINEER
The technical elite! Only go here if you have been called. you know who you are.
you look deep inside malicious software to understand the nature of the threat- how it got in, what flaw it exploited, and what it is trying to do or has done.
#10. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/ CISO
Making decisions; making things happen. That’s coolness.
You are on the tech ladder. A strategic thinker, you’re hands-on on the design and deployment of solutions. You hold the keys to tech infrastructure.
Credit: SANS Institute