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You might hire a cybersecurity specialist to:

  • Guard all company data, particularly sensitive data by designing broad defenses against would-be intruders
  • Take the lead on day-to-day monitoring for unusual activities, implement defensive protocols, and report incidents

  • Work with the cybersecurity team to develop both proactive and defensive systems that stay one step ahead of cyber criminals

  • Maintain security guidelines, procedures, standards and controls documentation

  • Maintain a working knowledge of current cybercrime tactics

 

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Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
3-5 years experience in cybersecurity at a mid- to large-size business for [industry]
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong knowledge of IT, including hardware software and networks
Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, logic, and forensics skills
A meticulous eye for detail and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work successfully in both individual and team settings
  Ability to think like a hacker in order to stay one step ahead
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