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Working as a privacy manager | Cybersecurity Career Series

A Privacy Manager is responsible for the development, creation, maintenance and enforcement of the privacy policies and procedures of an organization. They ensure compliance with all privacy-related laws and regulations. The Privacy Manager takes an active lead role when a privacy incident or data breach occurs and will start the investigation. They will then monitor, track and resolve any privacy issues. The Privacy Manager builds a strategic and comprehensive privacy program for their organization that minimizes risk and ensures the confidentiality of protected information.

Advanced knowledge of privacy law and data protection is critical to success in this role.

0:00 - Working as a privacy manager
0:40 - What does a privacy manager do?
3:02 - Experience a privacy manager needs
5:15 - Is college necessary for a privacy manager?
8:05 - Skills needed to be a privacy manager
10:30 - What tools does a privacy manager use?
11:15 - Where do privacy managers work?
12:15 - Roles privacy managers can move to
13:30 - How do I get started becoming a privacy manager?
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What does a cybersecurity beginner do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

Just getting started? This role is for you!

The Cybersecurity Beginner role focuses on the foundational skills and knowledge that will allow anyone to take the first step towards transitioning into a cybersecurity career. No prior knowledge of cybersecurity or work experience is required. The only prerequisite is a passion for technology and cybersecurity.

0:00 - Working as a cybersecurity beginner
0:41 - Tasks a cybersecurity beginner may take on
4:15 - Cybersecurity work imposter syndrome
5:49 - Common tools cybersecurity beginners use
9:08 - Jobs for cybersecurity beginners
13:50 - Get started in cybersecurity
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What does an ICS security practitioner do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

Industrial control system (ICS) security practitioners are responsible for securing mission-critical SCADA and ICS information systems. They are responsible for restricting digital and physical access to ICS devices, such as PLCs and RTUs, to maximize system uptime and availability. Extensive knowledge of OT and IT protocols, incident response, Linux and Windows OS, configuration management, air-gapped or closed networks, insider threats and physical security controls are important competencies for any ICS security practitioner.

0:00 - ICS security practitioners
0:25 - What is an industrial control system practitioner?
2:22 - How to become an ICS practitioner
4:00 - Education required for an ICS practitioner
5:00 - Soft skills ICS practitioners need
6:05 - Common tools ICS practitioners use
7:59 - Where do ICS practitioners work?
10:05 - Can I move to another role after ICS practitioner?
12:18 - Getting started as an ICS practitioner
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A public discussion about privacy careers: Training, certification and experience | Cyber Work Live

Join Infosec Skills authors Chris Stevens, John Bandler and Ralph O’Brien as they discuss the intersection of privacy and cybersecurity. They’ll help you walk a path that will lead to an engaging career as a privacy specialist — a job role that grows with more opportunities year after year!

0:00 - Intro and guests
3:45 - What is privacy as a career?
8:15 - Day-to-day work of a cybersecurity privacy professional?
16:45 - Intersection of law and tech degrees
20:30 - What beginner privacy certifications should I pursue?
25:45 - Best practices for studying for IAPP certifications
33:00 - How to gain experience in cybersecurity privacy work
40:27 - How to interview for a cybersecurity privacy job
45:00 - GDPR and ransomware
51:52 - Implementation of privacy laws and security positions
58:15 - Outro
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What does a security engineer do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

Security engineers are responsible for implementing and continuously monitoring security controls that protect computer assets, networks and organizational data. They often design security architecture and develop technical solutions to mitigate and automate security-related tasks. Technical knowledge of network/web protocols, infrastructure, authentication, log management and multiple operating systems and databases is critical to success in this role.

0:00 - What is a security engineer?
3:39 - How do I become a security engineer?
4:52 - Studying to become a security engineer
5:47 - Soft skills for security engineers
7:05 - Where do security engineers work?
9:43 - Tools for security engineers
12:10 - Roles adjacent to security engineer
13:15 - Become a security engineer right now
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What does an information risk analyst do? | Cybersecurity Career Series

Information risk analysts conduct objective, fact-based risk assessments on existing and new systems and technologies, and communicate findings to all stakeholders within the information system. They also identify opportunities to improve the risk posture of the organization and continuously monitor risk tolerance.

0:00 - Information risk analyst career
0:30 - Day-to-day tasks of an information risk analyst
2:09 - How to become an information risk analyst
4:00 - Training for an information risk analyst role
5:42 - Skills an information risk analyst needs
9:24 - Tools information risk analysts use
10:51 - Jobs for information risk analysts
13:08 - Other jobs information risk analysts can do
18:05 - First steps to becoming an information risk analyst
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Weekly career advice

Weekly career advice

Learn how to break into cybersecurity, build new skills and move up the career ladder. Each week on the Cyber Work Podcast, host Chris Sienko sits down with thought leaders from Carbon Black, IBM, CompTIA and others to discuss the latest cybersecurity workforce trends.

Hands-on training

Hands-on training

Get the hands-on training you need to learn new cybersecurity skills and keep them relevant. Every other week on Cyber Work Applied, expert Infosec instructors and industry practitioners teach a new skill — and show you how that skill applies to real-world scenarios.

Q&As with industry pros

Q&As with industry pros

Have a question about your cybersecurity career? Join our special Cyber Work Live episodes for a Q&A with industry leaders. Get your career questions answered, connect with other industry professionals and take your career to the next level.