Information security, information assurance, cyber-security. Whatever you want to call it, it all comes down to maintaining the integrity of your systems and making sure that your data remains confidential.
I currently work in the growing Information Assurance field. I have been in the field since 2008, when I took a position with Jacob & Sundstrom as a Network Security Analyst. Since then I have continued to work with J&S (now ICF J&S), growing and expanding my skill-set.
Because much of the work I perform for J&S clients is confidential, I wont describe it any detail. However my skill-set now includes such things as:
- Network Intrusion Detection
- Vulnerability Assessment (Blue Team)
- Accreditation and Assessment
- Extensive Linux shell scripting.
My employment with MerchantLink gave me extensive customer service and an exposure to the processes involved in developing and adding new services and new businesses to a company.