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Updated: 9 Dec 2014
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Job Description for Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology)

Security consultants (computing/networking/information technology) often work in large organizations and educational institutions that have large digitized databases.

Security consultants must be adaptable to each industry they may specifically cater to. They must have good organization and communication skills.

They must design and/or improve a system that protects the institution against internal and external theft of data; protecting data from terrorist organizations may also be a concern.

Security consultants also conceive emergency plans for clients. When planning, they start by assessing potential threats and then develop the process by which the company will implement the system during certain emergencies or natural disasters.

Most companies expect security consultants to have at least bachelor's degree and three to five years of professional experience. A bachelor's degree in computer science is particularly preferred in the computing, networking, or information technology field. Engineering degrees are also useful, as well as CAD experience. A common certification for security analysts is through the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC).
Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Tasks
  • Educate business about polices, procedure and standards.
  • Assist in risk analysis and mitigation techniques.
  • Interface with clients and technically manage security projects.
  • Assess vulnerability, including preforming penetration tests.
  • Provide incident response and forensics.
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vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 50%

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