What Makes a Good IT Security Specialist?

According to this story, qualifications include:

  • ability to keep a cool head in crisis
  • ability to work well with others in teams
  • know-how in :

    • Microsoft .Net Web-services framework
    • SQL database systems 
    • computer languages such as C and Perl.

Our own Microsoft IT organization adds a few more attributes:

  • trustworthiness
  • leadership/strategic thinking skills
  • training and certification
  • background in

    • network engineering
    • software testing
    • help desk technician

  • love of learning and quick-study abilities

What else should be on the list?


Comments (1)

  1. anon says:

    Know how in distributed components and J2EE