Business processes depend enormously on information and data. These two resources are seen as some of the most valuable and powerful commodities in the world. With our world moving more high tech daily, the reliance on computers and the internet to store and transfer information and data has demanded the creation of virtual security measures and skilled people to manage and test them.
With the increased use of the internet and wireless technologies in our everyday lives, the virtual world we have created holds immense possibilities. However, as in the real world, there are threats to protect against. IT security specialists are the solution put in place to protect information and information systems from these threats. Threats can include unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction; and as a result IT security specialists are highly sought after in the IT jobs market.
The average salary for an IT security specialist is around £42,000 however highly experienced IT security professionals can expect to earn around £90,000.
IT security is an essential part of most businesses everyday activity and as a result demands for IT security professionals have remained high, even throughout the recession.
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