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Cybersecurity specialist / technician

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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Overview

Common job titles
  • Information security specialist
  • IT security specialist
  • IT specialist information security
U.S. job openings
  • 9,232
Most-requested skills
  • Information security
  • Information systems
  • Information assurance
  • Network security
  • Security operations
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Project management
  • Linux
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework

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