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The need for network security grows each and every day. What biblical principles can you think of that could realistically decrease this need? If you cannot think of a single principle, then what biblical principle would you identify as guiding your responsibilities as a network security manager? Your thread must include: an introduction statement/paragraph, body paragraph(s), and a conclusion statement/paragraph.
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As a network security manager, you may be responsible for many employees. The job may be more managerial than technical. As a network security manager, you may have many responsibilities. Troubleshooting issues, monitoring potential threats, and providing secure passwords to users are just some of the important work you will have to do. Delegating actions to others is very important, making sure that the task goes to the most knowledgeable of IT’s. Security managers must stay on top of their game like medical doctors. If new procedures emerge such as computing trends and security protocols, you will be responsible in implementing them in a timely fashion. Maintaining the company’s network infrastructure is vital. Installing security hardware and software, scanning networks for security threats are also on your list of to-dos’. Some managers may even develop data encryption methods and programs to protect information and privacy.
A biblical principle that would guide me in performing my duties would be integrity. Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness, the state of being whole and undivided. As a security manager you are privy to confidential information, network protocols and system operations. You may be tempted to steal information for money, you may even be tempted to create malicious software such as ransomware that can financially stun an organization. Staying honest in a world that sees cyber-crimes as a lucrative business is challenging; However, with the strength of God anything is possible. Proverbs 10:9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out (ESV).
In conclusion being a network security manager is very challenging. There are many obstacles and roadblocks standing in your path. The difference between a security manager and a hacker is integrity, the ability to do right even when wrong is more profitable. The Bible is the absolute truth it can guide us in the darkest of times. Rely on your faith of God and you will be successful at anything you do.