What are the skills required to become a Security Specialist

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I am a Network Admin and I am preparing myself for Security Specialist job. I am preparing myself by getting certifications. Please suggest me the skills required to become a Security Specialist. It would be helpful for me. Thanks
Jan 8, 2019 in Career Counselling by Haman
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Every employer will have different needs. But these are some fundamentals skills:

  • IDS/IPS, penetration and vulnerability testing
  • TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching
  • DLP, anti-virus and anti-malware
  • Firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols
  • Secure coding practices, ethical hacking and threat modeling
  • Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems
  • ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT frameworks
  • PCI, HIPAA, NIST, GLBA and SOX compliance assessments
  • C, C++, C#, Java, Python or PHP programming languages
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
If you need to know more about cyber security, it is recommended to go for the Cyber Security Certification Course today.
answered Jan 8, 2019 by Prior
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Hello Haman, skills required to become a security specialist are:

  • Strong IT skills and knowledge including hardware, software and networks

  • Meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of IT systems

  • A forensic approach to challenges

  • A deep understanding of how hackers work and ability to keep up with the fast pace of change in the criminal cyber-underworld

  • Ability to seek out vulnerabilities in IT infrastructures

answered Jun 3, 2019 by Aman

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