This expert analyzes how intruders breached the infrastructure to identify additional systems/networks that have been compromised. Investigating traces left by complex attacks requires a forensic expert who is not only proficient in the latest forensic, response, and reverse engineering skills, but is astute in the latest exploit methodologies.

How It Makes a Difference: They are cyber-investigators which enhance an organization’s capabilities by supplementing the overall defense from persistent attackers.

This expert finds security vulnerabilities in target systems, networks, and applications to help enterprises improve their security. By identifying which flaws can be exploited to cause business risk, the pen tester provides crucial insights into the most pressing issues and suggests how to prioritize security resources.

How It Makes a Difference: Penetration testing offers many benefits, allowing you to: intelligently manage vulnerabilities; avoid the cost of network downtime; meet regulatory requirements and avoid fines; and preserve corporate image and customer loyalty.

This expert investigates and obtains and analyzes information about a network or network events. They do an analysis of computer network traffic for the purposes of information gathering, legal evidence, or intrusion detection. Typically, network forensics refers to the specific network analysis that follows security attacks or other types of cybercrimes.

How It Makes a Difference: A person concerned with network security will focus on protecting a company's internal information by monitoring employee and network behavior in multiple ways.

This expert rapidly addresses security incidents and threats within an organization. In the role of an incident responder, you will use a host of forensics tools to find the root cause of a problem, limit the damage and contain the problem. You also educate to increase prevention.

How It Makes a Difference: The goal of the incident responder is to handle the security breach in a way that limits damage and reduces recovery time and costs for the organization. Any incident that is not properly contained and handled can -- and usually will -- escalate into a bigger problem that can ultimately lead to a damaging data breach or system collapse.

This expert is responsible for maintaining the security of an organizations computer system. They must think like a hacker and must anticipate the moves and tactics that hackers use to try and gain unauthorized access to the computer systems.

How It Makes a Difference: An architect will be able to set and alter the course of an organizations security journey. Architects will look at a process and work out how to build new policy, guidance, and audit processes that enable the business to meet all its security requirements.

This expert is a highly specialized reverse-engineer, programmer and detective. They accomplish their task by using various tools and expert level knowledge to understand not only what a particular piece of malware can do but also how it does it.

How It Makes a Difference: the one thing that Malware Analysts have in common – beside insatiable curiosity and willingness to help people – is the satisfaction of knowing that they are keeping users safe from hurtful malware.

This expert checks that the software product satisfies or fits the intended use - the software meets the user requirements, and the needs of all the stakeholders (such as users, operators, administrators, managers, investors, etc.). analyzes user needs and designs, constructs, and tests end user applications that satisfies the needs using software programming languages. Software engineers are used for larger and more complex software systems for businesses and organizations.

How It Makes a Difference: Your goal as a Software Validation Engineer will include finding and generating software that organizations can use on their computers. You will also find the most efficient solution that meets requirements and uses a systematic approach, applying your engineering principles to reach that goal.

This expert protects websites and networks from cyber threats such as malware, denial-of-service attacks, hacks and viruses. They provide consulting services, interpret and establish security technologies, and create the information security framework and architecture that protects sensitive data from threats.

How It Makes a Difference: Cybersecurity analysts help prevent attacks through their expertise and knowledge of databases, networks, hardware, firewalls and encryption. They keep computer systems running smoothly, prevent the theft of financial and personal information, and block intruders from accessing and divulging proprietary data.

Today's Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) are technologists and must have business acumen, communication skills, and process-oriented thinking. They need to connect legal, regulatory, and local organizational requirements with risk taking, financial constraints and technological adoption.

How It Makes a Difference: You have the creative direction to influence and directly contribute to the overall security of an organization. You are the senior security player, the only one whom the CEO will trust.

This expert is an organized and highly skilled individual whose mission is to continuously monitor and improve an organization’s security posture while preventing, detecting, analyzing, and responding to cyber security incidents with the aid of both technology and well-defined processes and procedures.

How It Makes a Difference: The analyst’s main priority is to identify any activity in a customer’s environment that appears to have malicious intent. The analyst’s ability to recognize activity by a threat vector is key to preventing impactful incidents such as data theft.