Computer/Network Security Consultant

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A Computer/Network Security consultant protects computer systems and networks against hackers, spyware and viruses. No company or government agency can afford to have a serious breach in the security of its computer system. New technologies and an unending supply of creative hackers around the world keep the field challenging and constantly evolving. Network security covers a variety of computer networks, both public and private, that are used in everyday jobs conducting transactions and communications among businesses, government agencies and individuals

Typically, a Network Consultant firstly assesses a Network’s security considering things like firewalls, anti-spam, anti-virus, web content filtering, backups, password policies etc. After conducting a thorough assessment of enterprise-class networks, network security consultant need to suggest mitigation strategies and work alongside relevant parties to re-design the network if needed. Having an in-depth knowledge of web security gateways, perimeter security, network access control, endpoint security, perimeter IDS/IPS is important.