Recent breaches have highlighted the need for talented technologists with the ability to assess vulnerabilities long before they are under attack.
What it takes
Hands-on experience with reverse engineering, packet-level programming and knowledge of digital forensics. Expertise in identifying vulnerabilities and understanding what it takes to “break” a system is critical. The ability to approach a system creatively and solve complex problems, paired with stellar documentation and communication skills.Compensation
Junior level roles start around $90K, with senior levels often earning $130K to $150K – sometimes higher.
Source: Domini Clark, principal, executive and technical recruitment, Blackmere