Roles and Responsibilities of a Security Specialist

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The role Security Specialist seems too generic. What specifically does a Security Specialist do?
Jan 8 in Career Counselling by Haman
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Yes, Security Specialist is a wide range of jobs. In most cases, you will be designing, testing and implementing security measures. You will also be responsible to monitor these security measures. This again is very generic and might not give you a clear idea. I am listing down some specific tasks of a Security Specialist:

  • Analyze and establish security requirements for your systems/networks
  • Prevent unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction of systems
  • Configure and support security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, etc.
  • Performing vulnerability testing, risk analyses, and security assessments
  • Train fellow employees in security awareness, protocols, and procedures
  • Conduct audits to ensure operational security
  • Research new security techniques, and recommend security upgrades
answered Jan 8 by Nilaye
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Hi Haman, some of the tasks a Security Specialist do in everyday routine are:

  1. Protects system by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources.

  2. Recognizes problems by identifying anomalies, abnormalities and reporting violations.

  3. Implements security improvements by assessing current situation, evaluating trends and anticipating requirements.

  4. Determines security violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits.

  5. Upgrades system by implementing and maintaining security controls.

  6. Keeps users informed by preparing performance reports and providing  system status.

  7. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

answered Jul 22 by Abha
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