Profession ICT security administrator

ICT security administrators plan and carry out security measures to protect information and data from unauthorised access, deliberate attack, theft and corruption.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Internet of Things

    The general principles, categories, requirements, limitations and vulnerabilities of smart connected devices (most of them with intended internet connectivity).

  • Organisational resilience

    The strategies, methods and techniques that increase the organisation's capacity to protect and sustain the services and operations that fulfil the organisational mission and create lasting values by effectively addressing the combined issues of security, preparedness, risk and disaster recovery.

  • Database development tools

    The methodologies and tools used for creating logical and physical structure of databases, such as logical data structures, diagrams, modelling methodologies and entity-relationships.

  • System backup best practice

    The procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure vital to an organisation.

  • Mobile device management

    The methods for managing the use of mobile devices within an organisation, while ensuring security.

  • Quality assurance methodologies

    Quality assurance principles, standard requirements, and the set of processes and activities used for measuring, controlling and ensuring the quality of products and processes.

  • Cyber attack counter-measures

    The strategies, techniques and tools that can be used to detect and avert malicious attacks against organisations' information systems, infrastructures or networks.

  • ICT network security risks

    The security risk factors, such as hardware and software components, devices, interfaces and policies in ICT networks, risk assessment techniques that can be applied to assess the severity and the consequences of security threats and contingency plans for each security risk factor.

  • Internet governance

    The principles, regulations, norms and programs that shape the evolution and use of internet, such as internet domain names management, registries and registrars, according to ICANN/IANA regulations and recommendations, IP addresses and names, name servers, DNS, TLDs and aspects of IDNs and DNSSEC.

Skills

  • Maintain ICT identity management

    Administer identification, authentication and authorisation of individuals within a system and control their access to resources by associating user rights and restrictions with the established identity.

  • Perform ICT troubleshooting

    Identify problems with servers, desktops, printers, networks, and remote access, and perform actions which solve the problems.

  • Apply company policies

    Apply the principles and rules that govern the activities and processes of an organisation.

  • Attend to ICT systems quality

    Ensure correct operations which comply fully with specific needs and outcomes in terms of the development, integration, security and overall management of ICT systems.

  • Ensure proper document management

    Guarantee that the tracking and recording standards and rules for document management are followed, such as ensuring that changes are identified, that documents remain readable and that obsoleted documents are not used.

  • Solve ICT system problems

    Identify potential component malfunctions. Monitor, document and communicate about incidents. Deploy appropriate resources with minimal outage and deploy appropriate diagnostic tools.

  • Identify ICT system weaknesses

    Analyse the system and network architecture, hardware and software components and data in order to identify weaknesses and vulnerability to intrusions or attacks.

  • Interpret technical texts

    Read and understand technical texts that provide information on how to perform a task, usually explained in steps.

  • Maintain database security

    Master a wide variety of information security controls in order to pursue maximal database protection.

  • Manage IT security compliances

    Guide application and fulfillment of relevant industry standards, best practices and legal requirements for information security.

Optional knowledge and skills

execute ict audits address problems critically cyber security build business relationships assess ict knowledge perform backups ict security standards execute software tests ict security legislation manage ict virtualisation machines information security strategy web application security threats train employees ict infrastructure ict encryption computer forensics information confidentiality manage database use scripting programming lead disaster recovery exercises