Jobs in Tech 101

IT & Cybersecurity

Do you have protective instincts? Building and maintaining the security of complex computer networks and databases might be the career for you.

IT & Cybersecurity
IT & Cybersecurity might be the field for you if:

IT cybersecurity professionals have the ability to come up with unique solutions to complex problems, while also following stringent sets of procedures. They use strong reasoning and analytical abilities to solve problems, and also feel comfortable presenting these ideas in front of others.

Mat Gangwer, CTO at Rook Security

“I’ve always enjoyed what I do, and the reward I get out of helping customers is worth more to me than anything else. There’s unlimited opportunity sitting on the table at my company where employees have always been encouraged to try new things they’re passionate about, and I have the freedom to make my own path.”

Sound interesting? Here are some occupations in this field:
Network/System Administrator

Network and computer systems administrators manage the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization's computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Business Analyst

Business analysts evaluate data that is used to support and make informed business decisions. This can be in relation to emerging external trends or changing internal performance demands.

Technical Architect

Technical architects define the overall structure of a program or system and encompasses both technical and management skills. They are responsible for improving end-user experience or ensuring a company's internal digital framework works smoothly.

Cybersecurity Administrator

Cybersecurity administrators help prevent attacks through their expertise and knowledge of databases, networks, hardware, firewalls and encryption. They keep computer systems running smoothly, prevent the theft of financial and personal information, and block intruders from accessing and divulging proprietary data.

A Cybersecurity Administrator's day might include:
8:00 AM

Check overnight reports on security issues and prepare top priorities and vulnerability watch list for staff for the next 24 hours

Sit in on troubleshooting and debugging meeting with customer service and software development team leaders to address issues with computer programs

Maintain software with the latest updates to block third-party and partner application backdoor vulnerabilities and malicious code

12:00 PM

Answer technical questions from fellow team members, customers or the public

Identify and manage vulnerabilities within the internal technical environment and our own applications to achieve and guarantee zero loss

Review detailed plans for a new security command center our company is building

8:00 AM

Check overnight reports on security issues and prepare top priorities and vulnerability watch list for staff for the next 24 hours

Sit in on troubleshooting and debugging meeting with customer service and software development team leaders to address issues with computer programs

Maintain software with the latest updates to block third-party and partner application backdoor vulnerabilities and malicious code

12:00 PM

Answer technical questions from fellow team members, customers or the public

Identify and manage vulnerabilities within the internal technical environment and our own applications to achieve and guarantee zero loss

Review detailed plans for a new security command center our company is building

You could work at a company like:

From intern to CTO: Mat Gangwer of Rook Security

During his time at Rook Security, Mat has instilled a lot of confidence in his co-workers. So much so, he didn’t actually opt-in to the role of CTO; his co-workers elected him for the position.

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Meet Dipali Patel, IT Analyst at Eli Lilly and Company

Dipali never would have thought that he would want to work in the IT department at a pharmaceutical company, but he really enjoys his work in IT cybersecurity.

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How Rook Security helped IMS monitor security threats during the Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is a specially-rated event, with similar security standards to the Super Bowl. Working alongside law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, Rook Security set up a Cyber Command Center inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Emergency Operation Center (EOC), to detect and respond to digital threats.

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Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.

Data scientist professionals enjoy extensive thinking about data and abstract problems.

Designers are passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences.

Product managers get excited about guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.

IT and cybersecurity professionals build and maintain the security of complex computer networks and databases.

Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.

Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.

Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.

Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.

Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.

HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.