By DeVry University
December 8, 2022
8 min read
December 8, 2022
8 min read
In an increasingly digital world, protecting data, systems and networks against cybercrime is more important than ever.
Deterring threats from malicious hackers is often a top priority of corporate, e-commerce, healthcare, banking and financial systems operators who use cyber security skills to ensure customer data like payment information, passwords and medical records, as well as trade secrets are protected. Without this protection, successful cyberattacks can result in catastrophic results including loss of data, fines and other penalties, lost revenue, pirated intellectual property and diminished consumer confidence.
As businesses, healthcare systems and government agencies try to stay ahead of cybercriminals, the demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow. Individuals pursuing a cybersecurity career may be interested to know that, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for information security analysts is projected to grow 35% on a national level from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations1.
Monitoring operations and infrastructure to identify irregular or suspicious activity.
Maintaining security tools and technology to ensure security practices are compliant and performing the necessary audits to confirm compliance and identify areas of weakness.
Using ethical hacking technics to identify weaknesses and loopholes in an organization’s cybersecurity protocols that could be exploited by cybercriminals.
Monitoring internal and external policies to ensure that vendors and employees work within policy guidelines.
Working with different departments within an organization to reduce risks. For example, working between the IT and HR departments to educate employees on how to identify suspicious activities.
Evaluating and implementing new technologies that would diminish cybersecurity risks.
Creating and submitting regular reports to senior-level management.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Center of Information Security (CIS)
System and Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2)
Ask the right questions
Evaluate and assess data
Identify your assumptions
Draw data-driven solutions
1 Growth projected on a national level. Local growth may vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm
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