Cybersecurity Professionals detect cyberthreats and implement changes to protect an organization. A security operations center (SOC) team likely has several tiers of cybersecurity professionals that are responsible for monitoring, directing, containing and remediating IT threats. Cybersecurity Professionals may be tasked with anything from installing, administering and troubleshooting security solutions to writing up security policies and training documents for colleagues. While other job roles are responsible for specific part of the overall system, Cybersecurity Professionals must be able to take a step back and see the big picture to keep it secure from threats.
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Median National Salary* $98,342
Annual Job Postings* 165,000+
Expected Job Growth* 25%
Source* the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: Annual salaries can vary greatly by location, experience, and other factors. Job postings are a proxy for employer demand for the occupation. Projected job growth covers the period 2018 to 2028.