IT Security Specialist

IT Secuirty Specialists maintain systems to protect data from unauthorized users. Identifies, reports, and resolves secuirty violations.

Typical Salary Range: 
$25 - $60 per hour
Who Does Well: 

Logical, mathematical, individuals who have a passion for problem-solving, computer networking, and beyond. 

Types of Employers: 

Large data-orientated corporations, smaller companies that contract with corporations or service networks, Government Agencies

Career Path: 

Continued training and experience may lead to a job as a Senior IT Secuirty Engineer. 

How to find a job: 

Networking and learning on your experience and training. Be sure to use LinkedIn. 

Training Required: 
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Firewalls
  • Computer Forensics
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Advanced Ethical Hacking
  • Information secuirty Professional Practices
  • Server Administration
  • Server Network Infrastructure
  • Local Area Networks (LAN)
Exams/Certifications Required: 

Many available and recommended including: Cisco CCNA, Juniper Networks, CompTIA, Microsoft MCTS, Ethical Hacking CEH Certificate and CISSP.