CYBERSECURITY ROLES ARE CONFUSING
There are many different job titles and roles available in security.I’ve worked as a Security Consultant where I did a lot of systems administration work. I’ve seen jobs posted with the title of Security Consultant, but the description is hacker work. Other postings for Security Consultant jobs were for a sales role or strictly working on policy and advising leadership. Another popular job title in information security is a Security Architect. I’ve seen Security Architect jobs doing code review and working with programmers. Some postings for Security Architect were strictly designing security systems. Other postings for Security Architect were jobs involving systems administration work like managing servers and user accounts and network administration tasks like managing firewalls and routers/switches.
CYBER SECURITY JOB DESCRIPTIONS ARE CONFUSING
The point is that if you look at job titles, analyzing job opportunities can get confusing. It is discussed ad nauseam that human resources and information technology departments do not effectively communicate at many organizations. Many people have tried to define job titles and standardize them, but I don’t think that works all the time. To target the right jobs, it is easier to create roles that jobs fit into instead of relying on the job title given. When looking at the tasks performed in job descriptions, they can be split into several different roles that stick within their area or combine several. Most likely, each job will require performance in two or more roles.