In Nov. 2023, many job hunters participated with The Job Forum in a fascinating discussion of roles and opportunities in the growing field of Cybersecurity.
The expert speakers volunteering at The Job Forum’s panel discussion laid out the several compelling reasons that job hunters might want to consider a career in the Cybersecurity field including:
- The increasing frequency of cyber threats creates high demand for skilled professionals to protect systems and data.
- That for those job hunters who are passionate about technology and security, there are opportunities to contribute to safeguarding digital assets and maintaining the integrity of valuable information and this leads to a career that is meaningful and fulfilling.
- Cybersecurity job roles offer competitive salaries and the field is dynamic, offering continuous learning opportunities as technology evolves.
These experts on the speaker panel offered their input and viewpoints in order to help job hunters:
Jim Wiggins – Chief Executive Officer at the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI), which certifies federal IT security workers in the United States.
Meera Shankar – Director of Evangelism and Strategic Partnerships at Okera, a data access management platform.
Erika Hudiano – Senior Cybersecurity Analyst at NASA, the US Government agency responsible for science and technology related to space.
Marc Gallo – Partner, Financial Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a business advisory service.
Manoucheca (MJ) Joseph – Talent Acquisition, Senior Technology Recruiter at Splunk, a company that produces software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated data.
Adam Arellano – Former CISO at Binti (a software company) and Veritone (an AI company), and a security leader at Salesforce.
Martin Choluj – VP Security at Clickhouse, an open-source, column-oriented OLAP database management system.
What are the common job roles In a Cybersecurity company or function?
Common technical management roles at a Cybersecurity solution firm likely include:
- Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): Leads the overall security vision and strategy, ensuring alignment with business goals.
- Security Manager/Director: Oversees day-to-day security operations, manages security teams, and ensures compliance with policies and regulations.
- Incident Response Manager: Coordinates responses to security incidents, minimizing impact and preventing future occurrences.
- Security Architect: Designs and implements security systems to meet the organization’s needs and industry standards.
- Security Operations Center (SOC) Manager: Oversees real-time monitoring, analysis, and response to security incidents.
- Risk Manager: Identifies, assesses, and mitigates security risks, ensuring that the organization’s risk posture is acceptable.
- Compliance Manager: Ensures compliance with laws, regulations, and industry standards, managing audits and compliance initiatives.
- Security Awareness and Training Manager: Develops and implements security education programs for employees to prevent security incidents internally and to enhance overall security awareness.
These roles create a comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy, addressing technical, operational, and compliance aspects of security within an organization. At any Cybersecurity solution company there are other roles supporting the cyber solutions the company offers.
(sales, finance, marketing, operations etc.)
Cybersecurity roles within the Cybersecurity function of a large company exist in all large companies nowadays, such as banks, financial services, healthcare services, or manufacturing or product companies. Managers there have critical roles responsible to protect data, sensitive financial information and maintain digital systems. There are some key Cybersecurity roles within almost every large company organization which collectively contribute to creating a secure business environment, protecting customer data, financial transactions, and the overall integrity of the institution’s digital infrastructure.