2524-Information Technology Security Specialists

Job Title: 

Information Technology Security Specialists

Job Description: 

Information technology security specialists specialise in providing security assurance of information technology systems.


Tasks include:

  • developing plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorised modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs
  • training users and promoting security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency
  • conferring with users to discuss issues such as computer data access needs, security violations, and programming changes
  • monitoring current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems
  • modifying computer security files to incorporate new software, correct errors, or change individual access status
  • monitoring use of data files and regulate access to safeguard information in computer files
  • performing risk assessments and executing tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures
  • encrypting data transmissions and erecting firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

IT security specialist

This unit group excludes

IT testing security specialist (2515)
IT quality assurance specialist (2515)

Specific Occupations: 

Information technology security specialist

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore