5 – Forensic Analyst
The professional holding this position analyzes computer systems to identify who is the responsible for the misuse of a system, or to detect whether a certain application was used to commit a crime. His task doesn’t end there: the forensic analyst is responsible for preserving, documenting and interpreting computer evidence subject to legal rules and guidelines.
Where to look for a job: Information Security Services Provider and consultancy companies, major organizations where security is paramount (banking, financial, health, etc).
4 – System, Network and Web Penetration Tester
This job involves attempting to penetrate systems, networks and applications in order to detect their vulnerabilities so that companies can correct flaws and improve their security. The tester must be able to identify flaws in security and bring up possible solutions, as well as providing suggestions on how to better allocate security resources. This information security career is also known as white-hat hacking, ethical hacking and pentesting.
Where to look for a job: Information Security services providers and consultancy companies, major organizations where security is paramount (banking, financial, health).
3 – Information Security Forensics Expert
This information security career involves analyzing the aftermath of a systems security breach by hackers in order to determine how the breach occurred and which of the company’s systems may have been compromised. This position requires security professionals with updated forensic and reverse engineering skills, as well as an awareness of the latest methods of exploiting system vulnerabilities.
Where to look for a job: Information Security services providers and consultancy companies, government agencies.
2 – Malware Analyst
This information security career involves reverse-engineering malicious software such as viruses and spyware in order to determine how they attack computer systems and how they spread as well as define signatures that could indicate their presence within a system. This profession requires a deep knowledge of high and low level programming languages.
Where to look for a job: Security Software makers.
1 – Computer Crime Investigator
This is one of the most glamorous information security jobs as the job holder assists police and forensic investigators with crimes involving computers or with aspects of a criminal investigation involving computers. The computer crime investigator uses advanced technologies to analyze evidence. They will also help law enforcement officials in recovering deleted, hidden or encrypted data from a hard drive which may be of value to an ongoing investigation. It’s also very probable that security clearance will be required if you want to become a Computer Crime Investigator.
Where to look for a job: Law enforcement agencies, Information Security consultancy companies.
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