list designed as essential guidance to state and local partners includes jobs
- Cybersecurity personnel in health care who can’t work offsite
- Cybersecurity engineers and risk management pros in the energy field
- IT workers responding to critical infrastructure cyber incidents
10 cybersecurity jobs that will be in-demand in the coronavirus age.
1. Application Security
role of an Application Security Engineer revolves around finding and building
a suitable solution in the threat landscape of the organization. S/he is also
responsible for implementing comprehensive architecture and solutions to
identify vulnerabilities and threats.
2. Cybersecurity Analyst
role of a Cybersecurity Analyst is to evaluate, design, and establish
robust security measures in order to protect the organization from security
breaches and attacks both on its network as well as its systems.
A Cybersecurity Consultant
needs to get into the minds of both the attacker and build a threat modeling
program to defend computer systems, networks, and software programs.
consultants also have considerable experience in SOX, PCI, and HIPAA
compliance risk assessment and analysis. In the current business environment,
NIST Cybersecurity consultants are in high demand.
job for a Cybersecurity Engineer has seen the most growth over the
last decade. This is because this particular job role encompasses multiple tasks like:
developing and fielding secure network solutions against persistent threats; engineering
trusted systems into secure systems; performing assessments and penetration testing; managing security technology and
audit or intrusion systems; establishing network security policies and
procedures; regulating access to information and training employees on the
proper use of information systems
5. Cyber Incident
companies across the board coming under attack, the role of Incident Responder
or Incident Handler has seen a sharp rise. An Incident Handler is expected to
work closely with security teams, and understand the extent of suspected
attacks, and perform remediation.
6. Digital Forensic
Forensic Analysts need to have in-depth knowledge of network theory
and technologies. They need to analyze digital media
such as logs, code, phones, hard drives, and memory dumps to determine attack
vectors and develop risk mitigation techniques.
Digital Forensic Analysts are also required to identify
possible threats and maintain security readiness to divert and deploy teams of
contract resources to provide on-site
support and assistance in the event of any or cyber incidents.
7. Disaster Recovery
Recovery Specialists or Disaster Recovery Engineers are tasked with planning
and implementing DR programs for the organization’s most critical business
process applications, IT infrastructure services.
is also expected to address the various solutions to ensure the IT system’s
security and continuity. Some of the prerequisites include experience in
technical project management and agile frameworks.
8. Ethical Hacker
Hackers are tasked with identifying critical application vulnerabilities and
need to work closely with web application teams to address those findings.
is also responsible for performing risk assessment across the entire network
including hardware and software systems and setting up security policies that
help personnel use best practices for digital protection.
hackers also have deep know-how of secure coding practices and knowledge of Java, Python, and C++.
9. Cyber Threat
work kicking in, malware attacks have increased exponentially. Role of Threat
Intelligence Analysts is to analyze cyber threats, their vectors, and
malware intelligence analyst applies knowledge of malware types, analysis tools
to thwart external and insider threats before they actually develop.
role also serves as a key point of contact for cyber threat intelligence, as a
subject matter expert.
today’s heightened threat landscape, the role of a Penetration Tester or a Vulnerability Analyst revolves
around network penetration, web and mobile application testing, source code
reviews, threat analysis, and wireless network assessments.
is also expected to design the security architecture so that it meets the business
requirements and performance goals. They are tasked with cryptographic
implementations to identify bugs and vulnerabilities before product releases.