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Security positions make sure that an organization’s data, computer systems, and network are secure and work well. Information Security jobs may be well suited for individuals who like to strengthen weaknesses and protect sensitive information.

These jobs are a good fit for people who are technical, logical, detailed, highly focused, and investigative in nature.

Business Information Security

Education: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $99,000

Business Information Security is the bridge between the security team and the business team in an organization. Individuals in this role use security policies to support the business team in providing quality service to customers by making sure the business team is following security procedures.

Compliance Manager

Education: Bachelors degree Salary: $70,000 to $100,000 or more

Compliance Managers make sure that all the programs and employees in an organization are following its policies and keeping those policies up to date with current laws and regulations.

Disaster Recovery

Education: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $100,000 or more

Individuals in Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity are responsible for helping an organization continue its work while a security problem is fixed. Individuals in this role are good communicators, strong leaders, and work well in stressful situations.

Firewall Engineer

Education: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $100,000 or more

Firewall Engineers oversee the security of a network using software called Firewalls (programs that control who outside of an organization can talk to its network). Firewall Engineers use these programs to protect the network from threats. They may also help educate coworkers on how to keep their information safe.

Local Security

Education: Associates degree Salary: $20,000 to $99,000

Local Security supports the IT and security team by monitoring access to the security system to make sure only the right people are accessing information. Individuals in this role have excellent customer service and communication skills, attention to detail, and can work both independently and as a team player.

Security Administrator

Education: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $99,000

Security Administrators are in charge of an organization’s security system. They work with Security Analysts to find the weaknesses in a security system and make the changes analysts recommend. Security Administrators have excellent technical, organization, and leadership skills.

Security Analyst

Education: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $99,000

Security Analysts find and prevent threats to an organization’s security system. They test the systems to make sure an organization’s network is secure and recommend changes that will better protect an organization. This job might be a good fit for individuals who are creative, curious, and technical.

Systems Engineer

Education: Bachelors degree Salary: $45,000 to $99,000

Systems Engineer (Security)/Security Architects create new ways to solve existing security problems. They test the current systems to find holes and look at how risky the issues are. This role may also be responsible for creating new security rules for the organization, testing new tools, and overseeing security system changes.