Career memes of the week: IT security specialist

16 Jul 2013

IT security is one hot topic these days and this week’s career memes pay tribute to IT security specialists, who, if recent reports are anything to go by, have had plenty of work to do.

Just recently, the website belonging to anti-abortion group Youth Defence was hacked and Bluebox Security discovered a vulnerability in Android’s security model that could allow a hacker to modify APK code without breaking any cryptographic codes.

The advent of mobile working and bring your own device (BYOD) has also challenged IT security specialists, now that employees may access their organisations’ data on their own mobile devices.

In a nutshell, an IT security specialist’s job is to safeguard information systems by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems. Some of the strong skills he or she would possess would be in system administration, problem solving, and communication.

In Ireland, an IT security specialist can expect to earn a salary of €18,720- €51,784, according to PayScale.

Informatio security meme

Data loss meme

IT security memes

IT meme

Security seal

Cartman meme

Cookies meme

IT security meme

IT security meme

Hacker dog meme

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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