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Information Security Engineers

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: Cyber Defense Operations; Cyber Surety; Cyber Surety Craftsman; Cyber Surety Journeyman; Cyber Systems Operations Apprentice; Cyber Systems Operations Helper; Spectrum Defense Operations; Spectrum Defense Operations Apprentice, Spectrum Operations; Spectrum Defense Operations Craftsman, Spectrum Operations; Spectrum Defense Operations Helper, Spectrum Operations

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What they do:
Develop and oversee the implementation of information security procedures and policies. Build, maintain and upgrade security technology, such as firewalls, for the safe use of computer networks and the transmission and retrieval of information. Design and implement appropriate security controls to identify vulnerabilities and protect digital files and electronic infrastructures. Monitor and respond to computer security breaches, viruses, and intrusions, and perform forensic investigation. May oversee the assessment of information security systems.
On the job, you would:
  • Assess the quality of security controls, using performance indicators.
  • Conduct investigations of information security breaches to identify vulnerabilities and evaluate the damage.
  • Coordinate documentation of computer security or emergency measure policies, procedures, or tests.


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You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software
  • Bash Hot Technology In Demand
  • UNIX Hot Technology In Demand
Object or component oriented development software
  • Oracle Java Hot Technology In Demand
  • Perl Hot Technology In Demand
Network monitoring software
  • IBM QRadar SIEM In Demand
  • Wireshark In Demand


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