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    Hi.

    I have a bachelor degree in IT and have been working in my field for 12 years. On the last 4 years I have working in security and different audits like sox, PCI, plus scans, security, etc.

    Now I will promoted officially to a Security related position/role and I have the opportunity to propose what title I would like to have. However I'm not sure which one, of course it can't CISO, manager, etc. I'm thinking on something with security and compliance on the title as I have a background in both areas.( I would like it to have cloud on the title as well but I don't have that experience yet, however I will be working with SaaS, IaaS, so would it be valid to have it on my title?)

    The idea is that it could help me to grow on this area and open new doors in the future. I know that security have been very hot on the last years, and cloud as well.

    So any advice on titles that I could choose and well paid as well?

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    Cloud Security and Compliance Analyst

    Analyst sounds a bit junior, might want something better there.
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    Why not just a generic Security Engineer, or Cloud Security Engineer?
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    thanks, good suggestions.
    Still researching as I have few hours to suggest something. not sure if "information security" vs "cybersecurity"

    plus I also noticed, that IT compliance or something with "compliance" doesn't seems too hot on the market, and seems salaries are lower..
    It should be good enough to cover around $105k/year.
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    Compliance Analyst or Security Engineer.

    Can you ask management if you can become their Internal Security Assessor (ISA) for PCI? Go through training and exam to assist with their PCI compliance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
    Cloud Security and Compliance Analyst

    Analyst sounds a bit junior, might want something better there.
    I'm thinking about changing Analyst to Specialist but Cloud Security and Compliance job sounds broad. Is it common to specialize in both functions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonx View Post
    I'm thinking about changing Analyst to Specialist but Cloud Security and Compliance job sounds broad. Is it common to specialize in both functions?
    Yes, a typical security guy would do both in a smaller team.
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    Drop "Compliance" from the title. You do security, security audits, compliance audits, etc. If you have security in the title compliance isn't needed. I don't think "Engineer" is appropriate unless you're architecting, managing, administering, or operating the environment.

    There was a previous discussion on TE about Cyber Security vs. Cybersecurity... I don't recall the outcome but in your case I'd suggest:
    -Cybersecurity Specialist/Analyst/Consultant
    -Cloud Security Specialist/Analyst/Consultant
    -IT Security Specialist/Analyst/Consultant
    -InfoSec Specialist/Analyst/Consultant

    All of those sound appropriate and would allow you to grow into other titles such as Senior or Manager.
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    Thanks for the help.

    I proposed: "Sr info-Sec and Compliance specialist.".. seems a little long, if I get asked I will drop the "compliance" word
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