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Managing and maintaining IT security and compliance

Managing and maintaining IT security and compliance

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Managing and maintaining IT security and compliance is ensuring the protection of a business’s information assets from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. It involves managing all aspects of IT security, such as risk management, threat detection, and incident response, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

Beginner competence definition

Beginner-level professionals can perform basic tasks such as identifying and mitigating security risks, configuring security measures such as firewalls and antivirus software, and monitoring system logs for suspicious activity. They also have a basic understanding of security principles and regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Intermediate competence definition

At an intermediate level, individuals have a deeper understanding of IT security and compliance. They can design and implement more complex security measures, such as intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) and security information and event management (SIEM) systems. They manage and monitor security policies, perform security audits and assessments, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

Advanced competence definition

Advanced individuals have an expert-level understanding of IT security and compliance, are able to design and implement large-scale security programs and manage system performance, capacity, and scalability. They can manage advanced security technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, and implement advanced security measures such as identity and access management (IAM) and security analytics. Additionally, they have strong project management skills, enabling them to lead teams of IT professionals to achieve business objectives related to IT security and compliance. Their knowledge of IT security and compliance industry trends enables them to recommend new technologies and services that can improve business operations.


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