Cyber security jobs: Job descriptions and resources for today’s hottest roles
As the security threat landscape evolves, so do the roles that security professionals play. Chief security officers (CSOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) are seeing the scope of their responsibilities expand. Other professionals, such as security analysts and engineers, are finding they need to know more about working with other groups within their organizations. Newer roles such as malware analyst and security incident responder are emerging to better combat threats.
The effectiveness of any security-focused job depends on clear definitions of roles and strong communication up and down the line as to the tasks and responsibilities for which each player is responsible. Job hunters will also want to see a well-defined job description. Crafting a good job description is a big challenge, because each company has different needs and has its own expectations for each role on the security team.