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.