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Penetration Testers

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.

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.

Knowledge

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Skills

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Abilities

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Personality

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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

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

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$95,270
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