As Cyber Security Specialists, we document action to communicate information to internal stakeholders efficiently. We adhere to policies, procedures, and security practices. We resolve problems independently and understand escalation procedures. We conduct security monitoring activities to provide security in-depth visibility into potential known and unknown threats.

Core tasks:

  • building firewalls into the network infrastructure
  • monitoring for attacks and intrusions
  • finding potential threat or attempted breach, closing of the security vulnerability
  • utilizing analytics to identify potential threats to the environment
  • detecting and reporting on cyber threats that may impact the environment


Years on other jobs

How many years do people usually work on other jobs before becoming a Cyber Security?
5-7 years
Years on other jobs
On average, people work more than 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Cyber Security.

Position lifespan

How long does a Cyber Security work in this position across multiple employers?
1-3 years
Position lifespan
On average, a Cyber Security works in this position for 1-3 years across multiple employers.

Job hopper score

How likely is a Cyber Security to change companies while holding the same title?
Job hopper score
The job hopper score is Medium for a Cyber Security.

Career path

Path to job

Prior positions

Most people held these titles before becoming a Cyber Security.
9 %
Research Assistant
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6 %
Teaching Assistant
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Fields of study

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Top educational institutions

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Community College of the Air Force
George Mason University

Path after job

Subsequent positions

A Cyber Security typically moves on to these titles.
11 %
Software Engineer
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8 %
Information Security Analyst
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Cyber Security age distribution

Gender ratio

Cyber Security gender distribution


Top employers

These companies currently have Cyber Security positions open.
National Security
Large size
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Large size


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