Researching information on security jobs
for this assignment I would like you to visit the following websites:
I want you to start researching information security jobs that seem interesting to you. Try this by looking at the course textbook index, and look at the topics we will cover in the course. For the assignment:
topics that we will cover in the course:
Threats, Attacks, and Countermeasures
Organizational Security Planning and Policies, Legal and Ethical Issues
Network Security I, Wireless Security, Network Attacks
Physical Security / Digital Forensics
Application and Data security
Data Protection and Host Hardening / Cloud Security
Part 1 –
1-5 sentences for each question (no sourcing or citations required; You can have more sentences for #6, as this is very important).
1. Share the search terms you used, and why.
2. How many jobs did you find?
3. Choose 3 of your favorite jobs, and include the title and description of the job.
4. What was most interesting about the job(s) you found?
5. What seemed the most daunting about the job description?
6. What did you NOT understand about the job? Which tools do you need to learn/know? What certifications were required?
7. How long do you think you would stay in the jobs you selected, and why?
8. Consider “information security” as part of the larger whole of “security.” Describe how jobs differ between the disciplines.
9. Describe 3 different disciplines within the security profession.
In your description answer the following questions:
a. How they differ
b. How the career tracks differ in next jobs
c. Where each track would take you in the profession
Please submit a word document here. There are no too job searches or paper that should be the same. There will of course be similarities – but this assignment is really FOR YOU to help focus your thoughts about how to later do a job search. Pay careful attention to #6, as follow-on homework assignments this semester will build off of your research to this question
One of the search terms I used was “Security jobs in the United States”. I used this because I wanted to narrow it down to the United States and see what I would find. I also used “Security careers” this I felt would more options and the results would be broader……………………………