First responders are critical in emergency situations and vital to safety. In the field of cyber security, incident responders are the valuable individuals who come to the rescue in times of security system trouble. They work as quickly as possible to solve issues within a company and take necessary action to prevent any further problems.
Incident Responders could be considered the police officers or fire fighters for an organization’s network or system. You are trying to protect and prevent major threats and/or attacks from happening, and if needed apply changes so they do not occur again. Here are some of the job duties of an incident responder:
There are other cyber security jobs that can help you build some work experience to add or include on your resume in this area:
If you are interested in moving up into a higher position in incident response, a possible career title to consider might be the Director of Incident Response or a CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team) Manager.
Security Analyst Security Technician Penetration tester Information Security Manager