A Late-Career Security Consultant, IT earns an average salary of $130,000 per year.
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Job Description for Security Consultant, IT
An information technology (IT) security consultant works with companies' computer networks and technological assets. Consultants in this sector concern themselves with the safety and integrity of the organization’s data, including the way it is stored and the way it is communicated.Read More...
The security consultant is tasked with conducting regular audits across departments or teams that work with data on a regular basis. The consultant helps spot possible areas of vulnerability in the flow and storage of data and helps implement solutions. This typically includes the use of rules and standards for what data is available to certain employees, establishing tiered access to the data in a company, and implementing hardware and software protocols that secure all aspects of the organization’s IT assets against unwanted intrusion. The consultant may also be tasked with rules for storage, including how and what data may be saved to cloud storage securely and under best practice protocols; this likely includes which employees will have access to cloud-stored data shared across the company.
To work as a security consultant in IT, a person must have an educational and practical background in information technology and security issues. Typically this includes either a bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering, or relevant technical school degree. Additionally, the security consultant must have up-to-date certification in this IT discipline, which may involve one or more certifications depending on the company. A professional background in IT work is normally preferred. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Security Consultant, IT Tasks
- Assess vulnerability, including preforming penetration tests.
- Provide incident response and forensics.
- Interface with clients and technically manage security projects.
- Educate business about polices, procedure and standards.
- Assist in risk analysis and mitigation techniques.
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