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Penetration Testers

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What they do:
Evaluate network system security by conducting simulated internal and external cyberattacks using adversary tools and techniques. Attempt to breach and exploit critical systems and gain access to sensitive information to assess system security.
On the job, you would:
  • Assess the physical security of servers, systems, or network devices to identify vulnerability to temperature, vandalism, or natural disasters.
  • Collect stakeholder data to evaluate risk and to develop mitigation strategies.
  • Conduct network and security system audits, using established criteria.

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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software
  • Go Hot Technology In Demand
  • Oracle Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition J2EE Hot Technology In Demand
Object or component oriented development software
  • C# Hot Technology In Demand
  • Objective C Hot Technology In Demand
Operating system software
  • Bash Hot Technology In Demand
  • Shell script Hot Technology In Demand

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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