Penetration Testers

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Cyber Defense Operations; Cyber Defense Operations Superintendent; Spectrum Defense Operations; Spectrum Defense Operations Apprentice; Spectrum Defense Operations Apprentice, Spectrum Operations; Spectrum Defense Operations Helper; Spectrum Defense Operations Helper, Spectrum Operations
Cyber Capabilities Development Officer; Cyber Network Defender; Cyberspace and Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Senior Sergeant (CEMA Sr SGT); Network Systems Engineering
Cyber Mission Specialist
Cryptologic Cyberspace Analyst; Cyberspace Warfare Operator; Defensive Cyberspace Warfare Officer; Exploitation Analyst; Host Analyst; Intelligence Software/Security Engineer; Network Analyst
Access Network Operator; Basic Offensive Cyber Operator; Computer Network Capability Development; Cryptologic Technicians (Collection); Cyber Defense Analyst; Cyber Network Defense Infrastructure Specialist (CNDIS); Cyber Threat Emulation Operator (CTEO); Cyber Warfare Technician; Interactive Operator; Navy Interactive On-Net (ION) Operator (Windows)
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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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People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.


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

Operating system software

  • Apple iOS Hot Technology In Demand
  • Google Android Hot Technology In Demand

Transaction security and virus protection software

  • Invicti Acunetix
  • Metasploit In Demand


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