What does an Information Security Specialist II do?

Information security specialists design and implement systems and processes intended to keep electronic information private and secure. They analyze existing processes and safeguards and recommend changes, playing a primary role in defining standard organizational guidelines. They monitor systems for any signs of intrusion or potentials areas of vulnerability, and create policies and procedures for reporting issues or notifications. They also advise and train others on how to identify, avoid, and mitigate cybersecurity threats.

Information security specialists typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, along with experience in an IT role with a focus on cybersecurity. They should have hands-on experience using vulnerability scanners such as Nexpose or Netsparker, and a background in developing and implementing information security policies and programs.

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DionachDionach
Penetration Tester
7 Dec 2020

“This is a great working environment and I have improved a lot since I started at Dionach.”

Raytheon Missiles & DefenseRaytheon Missiles & Defense
Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
3 Jun 2021

“Very flexible work schedule with some minor work from home opportunities if really needed but not permanent.”

BPBP
Incident Specialist
3 Aug 2019

“Not much room for career advancement within the same area unless you know the right people.”

AlgoluxAlgolux
A I Data
10 Jun 2020

“People are treated so miserably that any perks unfortunately don't make up for it.”

PAEPAE
Personnel Security Specialist
31 Aug 2019

“Team morale is low because we know we don't get any backing and we have to fend for ourselves and our jobs.”

US Marine CorpsUS Marine Corps
5711 CBRN Defense Specialist
21 Oct 2020

“Career and personal development opportunities”

Altru HealthAltru Health
Information Security Intern
24 Sep 2021

“enjoyable and good work life balance”

Bloomin' BrandsBloomin' Brands
Information Security
2 Sep 2021

“OK salary and bonus but not great.”

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