Pen Tester

Pen Tester

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Degree Required:

Degree Required
Bachelor's Degree Required
CompTIA Security + Recommended

Job Growth:

Job Growth

Median Salary Range:

Median Salary Range

Soft Skills:

Soft Skills
Ability to Learn Quickly
Strong Written & Verbal Communication

Common Job Duties:

  • Identify and attempt to exploit weaknesses in computer networks and systems
  • Simulate cyber attacks and data breaches to access secure information
  • Bypass established security protocols and other network defenses
  • Document process and create detailed reports of weaknesses in systems
  • Ethically hack into computer networks and data servers
  • Identify and configure tools to break into computers, networks, and servers
  • Communicate exposed vulnerabilities and risk-level of computer systems and networks
  • Educate organizations and staff on areas of risk and cyber-safety best practices
  • Cooperate with upper-management and law enforcement