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Become A Security

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Working As A Security

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $24,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Security Do At KPMG

* Perform hands-on application security penetration testing and help design and improve the security testing artifacts and process
* Create security test plans and test cases; present test findings and interface with stakeholders
* Provide guidance to developers on recommended controls and countermeasures
* Develop detailed work plans, schedules, resource plans for recurring penetration tests and act as liaison with external third party penetration testers
* Establish and report on metrics to gauge pen testing effectiveness, progress and key risk areas identified through audits, as well as monitor remediation activities
* Maintain awareness of the current security threat landscape

What Does A Security Do At Ultimate Software

* Leverage the risk management framework to identify and report impact of residual risk on the organizational mission and provides recommendations to organizational leadership.
* Recommend security system controls and risk countermeasures to mitigate/correct security deficiencies.
* Recalculating priority for risks that decrease due to exploitability limitations and threats.
* Understand asset values to the organization (e.g., revenue generating, supporting critical business functions).
* Understand assets criminal value and criminally magnetic properties (e.g., data or process has a criminal value).
* Understand the liabilities and lateral exposure of a potentially breached asset with an arbitrary vulnerability.
* Trigger remediation plan and interim mitigation/detection process (e.g., set urgency, alert security operations centers, notify operations teams for priority resolution, provide executive awareness and external status reporting).
* Recognize vulnerabilities and develop and execute risk management processes, including steps and methods for assessing risk in systems to analyze cyber threats; conduct trend analysis and oversees the implementation of preventative measures.
* Calculation of inherent and residual risk based on quantitative data (i.e., asset value, expert input on certainty of loss and loss probability ranges over a period of time, running MonteCarlo simulations, risk tolerance, loss exceedance curves, cost to mitigate, transference to insurance).
* Liaise with management to understand, prioritize, and coordinate risk mitigation activities

What Does A Security Do At Raytheon

* Provide NISPOM oversight and support and in some cases, day-to-day management for various assigned contracts at the Cambridge, MA location to ensure NISPOM compliance
* Document Control
* Personnel Security Clearance Functions: Process security clearance applications and conduct Annual Re
* Justification Program, debrief employees no longer requiring access
* Classification Management for all collateral classified contracts to include drafting subcontracts and drafting security plans or briefings for specific contracts as required
* Visitor Control and processing of security clearances
* Physical security of Closed Areas
* Coordination with Alarm Monitoring station for management and performing administrative functions relating to alarms for Closed Areas, UL certifications and inspections
* Investigate and report security violations to Facility Security Officer and Defense Security Service
* Draft and Conduct Security Briefings, Training, Education & Awareness for general security education and contract specific requirements
* Conduct self-assessments of a variety of security disciplines in preparation for Defense Security Service Security Vulnerability Assessment
* General office administration
* Responsible for other administrative duties relating to classified contracts within the Industrial Security Group as they pertain to the support of Department of Defense and other federal agencies to include but not limited to: Receipt, generation and accountability of classified information Destruction of classified information Control of classified safes and secure rooms Internal record audits Combination Changes Security Awareness Review and retention of contract classification guidance Maintenance and updates of the Security Information Management System (SIMS) database as it pertains to classified document control Visit Authorization Letters

What Does A Security Do At Rochester Regional Health

* Protection & Protocol.
* Provide protection and safety to patients, visitors, employees and physical property at all times; monitor psychiatric patients as directed by medical staff; open and secure doors per department schedules for authorized personnel; respond to emergency situations in unsafe conditions
* Patrol & Monitor.
* Answer telephones, monitor various radios and CCTVs; conduct random patrols of facilities and parking lots; control and monitor access at fixed posts
* Documentation.
* Submit accurate and complete reports that document events, incidents and situations encountered; properly secure and accurately document the intake of property, valuables and cash

What Does A Security Do At Goldman Sachs & Co.

* The position involves supporting the investment team with underlying project expertise and engineering due diligence.
* You will be responsible for construction and design oversight, contract reviews, asset management and portfolio reporting that will contribute to the broader investment strategy within the group.
* Core responsibilities include:
* Engineering focus during deal underwriting and execution, including liaising with internal group and external advisors on technical matters
* Traveling to project sites to review construction progress and ongoing operations
* Monitoring performance of existing portfolio through review of operating reports and ongoing conversations with operating partners
* Preparing and presenting asset management reports at periodic portfolio reviews
* Working as part of a team to deliver consistent and persistent performance.
* Communicating and presenting technical analysis and reports effectively and credibly to both internal and external audiences

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How To Become A Security

Most security guard jobs require a high school diploma. Gaming surveillance officers sometimes need experience with security and video surveillance. Most states require guards to be registered with the state, especially if they carry a firearm.


Security guards generally need a high school diploma or equivalent, although some jobs may not have any education requirements. Gaming surveillance officers also need a high school diploma or equivalent and may need experience with video surveillance technology depending upon assignment.


Although most employers provide instruction for newly hired guards, the amount of training they receive varies. Most guards, however, learn their job in a few weeks. During those few weeks, training from their employer typically covers emergency procedures, detention of suspected criminals, and proper communication.

Many states recommend that security guards receive approximately 8 hours of pre-assignment training, 8–16 hours of on-the-job training, and 8 hours of annual training. This may include training in protection, public relations, report writing, deterring crises, first aid, and other specialized training related to the guard’s assignment.

Training is more rigorous for armed guards because they require weapons training. Armed guards may be tested periodically in the use of firearms.

For gaming surveillance officers and investigators, some employers prefer candidates with previous work experience in casinos or individuals with a background in law enforcement. Experience with video technology can also be helpful in using surveillance systems and software.

Drug testing may be required as a condition of employment and randomly during employment.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require that guards be registered with the state in which they work. Although registration requirements vary by state, basic qualifications for candidates are as follows:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a background check
  • Complete training

Guards who carry weapons usually must be registered by the appropriate government authority. Armed guard positions have more stringent background checks and entry requirements than those of unarmed guards. Rigorous hiring and screening programs, including background, criminal record, and fingerprint checks, are required for armed guards in most states.

Some jobs may also require a driver's license.


Some guards advance to supervisory or security manager positions. Those with experience or postsecondary education should have an advantage. Armed security guards have a greater potential for advancement and enjoy higher earnings.

Some guards with management skills open their own security guard business. Guards can also move to an organization that needs higher levels of security, which may result in more prestige or higher pay.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Guards and officers must be able to quickly determine the best course of action when a dangerous situation arises. 

Patience. Security guards and officers may need to spend long periods standing and observing their environment without distractions.

Observation skills. Guards and officers must be alert and aware of their surroundings, and be able to quickly recognize anything out of the ordinary.

Physical strength. Guards must be strong enough to apprehend offenders and to handle emergency situations.

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Security Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • German

  • Russian

  • Mandarin

  • Portuguese

  • Somali

  • Korean

  • Japanese

  • Hindi

  • Bosnian

  • Thai

  • Urdu

  • Carrier

  • Tagalog

  • Hebrew

  • Polish

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Top Security Skills

  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Personnel
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintained brand standards through effective customer service skills
  • Distributed sensitive material to authorized personnel on and off base.
  • Follow all security and safety procedures.
  • Handled emergency situations effectively; medical emergencies, accidents and other threats.
  • Answer incoming calls, data entry, filing, copying, faxing were also part of my general clerical duties.

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