The IT security expert works independently, with direct responsibility, in order to ensure the protection of the systems against possible threats and operational criticalities. As such, it tests the security of systems against intrusions, viruses and intentional or environmental threats, the recoverability of data and operations following accidents or malfunctions and the correct encryption and encryption function; he/she tests and corrects bugs and flaws, developing adequate preventive measures; he/she designs and supervises training for system users on good practices for information security.
The IT security expert has the following competences:
Despite being very technical, this field of employment still values a series of transversal personality traits, such as: curiosity, desire to learn, empathy, personal ethic and moral code.
Upon graduating, the ITSE is able to:
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 35 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all. The IT security expert can work:
The IT security expert tends to work indoors with a computer, either individually or as a part of a broader IT team. Positions related to this occupational profile have more and more commonly the possibility to work remotely. If working in a company, IT security experts tend to work mainly in regular office hours but may need to be available in case of an emergency also outside of regular office hours.