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Common Types of Remote IT Security Jobs

The global health crisis brought upon by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed hundreds of professionals to work from home. Luckily, modern technology and inter-connectivity has allowed for remote working to be an option open to a wide number of jobs. Online tools like video conferencing, cloud computing, and remote network access enables employees to do their jobs from the comfort of a home office.

Plenty of IT professionals already worked remotely before the COVID-19 outbreak. The number of remote IT security jobs has only gone up during the pandemic. Since careers in cybersecurity are so tech based, many cybersecurity professionals have easily transitioned to working at home. If you are a recent graduate or are looking for remote jobs in cyber security, consider applying for these kinds of remote cyber security positions.

Cyber Security Analyst

Also called information security analysts, cyber security analysts are responsible for the digital security of a company or organization. They plan, implement, and upgrade security measures to protect computer networks and systems. They monitor networks to identify threats and any security breaches and respond accordingly. The main goal of cyber security analysts is to safeguard networks, important digital files, and vital electronic infrastructure.

Information Security Risk Analyst

Information security risk analysts are responsible for assessing the security strategies and disaster recovery plans of a company or organization and suggesting improvements. They work with a company’s computer and network systems to identify potential security issues and threats and calculate the impact of potential breaches. The main goal of information security risk analysts is to perform audits and assessments that can be used to better defend computer networks and cloud storage as well as improve online security and database security.

Cyber Security Engineer

Also called information security engineers, cyber security engineers are responsible for creating and executing secure network solutions to defend against cyber-attacks and hackers. After identifying threats and vulnerabilities, they design, develop, and implement solutions to safegaurd sensitive company data from hacking, malware, ransomware, and other cybercrimes. The main roles of cyber security engineers are to be designers of security plans and gatekeepers of information within a company or organization.

Penetration Testing Engineer

Also called penetration testers, penetration testing engineers are responsible for penetration testing and vulnerability assessments to ensure the safety and protection of a corporate network. Many of them are former hackers and have adapted their skills to provide professional security auditing services to companies and organizations. They design tests and scripts that try and break into secure networks, web-based applications, and computer systems. After performing penetration tests, they can produce actionable reports and help other IT professionals improve a company’s network security and defense systems.

Interested in a career in cybersecurity? FVI School of Technology offers a cyber security program online to Florida students. Benefit from fully online classes and top-quality instruction. Learn more about our Fall 2020 classes! Contact us or call 305-783-3599 for more details.

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