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Internet Security Specialists
An Internet security specialist is someone who is responsible for protecting a company's network, which can be accessed through the Internet, from intrusion by outsiders. These intruders are referred to as hackers (or crackers), and the process of breaking into a system is called hacking (or cracking). Internet security often falls under the jurisdiction of computer systems engineering and network administration within a company. Any company that has an Internet presence might employ an Internet security specialist. This includes all kinds of companies of all sizes anywhere around the world. Other Internet security specialists work for consulting firms that specialize in Internet security. Internet security specialists are sometimes known as Internet security administrators, Internet security engineers, information security technicians, and network security consultants.