Hunter Wikstrom

ITS 370

Chapter 11



4. Search the Web for at least five job postings for a security analyst. What qualifications do the listings have in common?

When looking at qualifications for security analysts you see that they typically needed at least a bachelorís in computer science, information assurance, programming, IT Systems, or a similar field. There were a few employers that preferred an MBA for the positions. Need to have the ability to analyze systems vulnerability scans, penetration tests, and risk assessments.


3. Using the Web, identify some certifications with an information security component that were not discussed in this chapter.

I found some certifications online that were Information security based.

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)


Case Exercises


1. What questions should Iris ask Charlie about the new job, Kelvinís team, and the future of the company?

Iris should ask Charlie what the pay would be like. Iris should also ask what the primary responsibilities would be for her position and if there is anyone that they are working in tandem with.

2. What questions should Iris ask Kelvin about the new job?

Iris should ask Kelvin if about the merits of the job and the best way to carry out their responsibilities. Kelvin will have the know how and will know the ins and outs of the system.


Ethical Decision Making

Should Iris inform Charlie about her relationship with Kelvin if she does not plan to apply for the transfer?

If Iris does not plan to apply for the job typically it does not matter. Workplace relationships are typically only against the rules when direct reporting is involved. If she is not making direct reports to Kelvin and if Kelvin does not have influence over her current role, they do not need to disclose the relationship.

If she does apply for the job, but has no current plans for marriage, should she inform Charlie of her relationship?

If Iris plans to take the position, she needs to inform Charlie of the relationship even is she is not intending to get married. Typically, if a relationship is preexisting companies have a different policy or paperwork that can be filed in case of relationship caused issues.