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Breaking into Information Security by Chris Liu, Anthony J. Stieber, Josh More

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Chapter 2.7

Tier 2—Wildcard

Abstract

When working for a small company, individuals are called upon to help based on the skills that they possess rather than on their named role. As a Wildcard, an individual provides technical skills in a wide range of areas, from back office support of the servers and networking infrastructure to front line end-user support. This role also requires a certain level of business skill, as one must be able to map a business request to a technical solution with only a minimal level of guidance. Because of the wide range of skills required, it attracts individuals who thrive in that kind of environment.

Keywords

generalist
information security
careers
information technology
jack of all trades

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