:: The 20 Coolest Jobs in Information Security

The SANS Institute recently released a brochure describing what they consider as the 20 Coolest Jobs in Information Security. What I like about this is that it provides those new to the field a sample of career options, with a description of the job, why it’s cool (which is subjective), and what it takes to be successful in one of the jobs.

The top 20 jobs are:

  • #1 Information Security Crime Investigator/Forensics Expert
  • #2 System, Network, and/or Web Penetration Tester
  • #3 Forensic Analyst
  • #4 Incident Responder
  • #5 Security Architect
  • #6 Malware Analyst
  • #7 Network Security Engineer
  • #8 Security Analyst
  • #9 Computer Crime Investigator
  • #10 CISO/ISO or Director of Security
  • #11 Application Penetration Tester
  • #12 Security Operations Center Analyst
  • #13 Prosecutor Specializing in Information Security Crime
  • #14 Technical Director and Deputy CISO
  • #15 Intrusion Analyst
  • #16 Vulnerability Researcher/ Exploit Developer
  • #17 Security Auditor
  • #18 Security-savvy Software Developer
  • #19 Security Maven in an Application Developer Organization
  • #20 Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Analyst/Manage

:: Casey

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