The cybersecurity specialist/technician role includes a variety of entry-level information security positions commonly held by people who are transitioning from IT and networking into cybersecurity.
What does a cybersecurity specialist do?
Cybersecurity specialists and technicians require knowledge of how to perform essential cybersecurity duties such as network security, vulnerability assessments and intrusion detection.
It is one of four entry-level, core cybersecurity roles mapped directly to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s CyberSeek model.
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ICS/SCADA Security Fundamentals
Certified Computer Forensics Examiner (CCFE)
Information Security Fundamentals
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)
Common job titles
- Information security specialist
- IT specialist information security
- Cyber security specialist
- Information technology specialist — information security
- IT security specialist
U.S. job openings
- Information security
- Information systems
- Information assurance
- Network security
- Vulnerability assessment
- Intrusion detection
- Customer service
- Project management
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