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Digital Risk Officer

What they do:

To prevent data breaches—and better protect sensitive client and customer information—employers are beefing up their cyber security forces. A digital risk officer proactively assesses risks and implements security measures.

People who work as IT specialist, computer programmers or web developers may do well working as a digital risk officer. Your analytical mindset, computer savvy, and problem-solving skills apply to the core responsibility of a digital risk officer: outthinking cybercriminals.

Qualifications:

To become a digital risk officer you will need a 2- or 4-year degree in IT and digital analytics certification. People looking to enter this field will probably start as an information security analyst and will then need to complete a risk assessment training program as well.

What they make:

The average salary for a chief risk office is $153,602 according to Payscale estimates.

Where they work:

Digital risk officers will manage risk at an executive level across digital business units working directly with peers in legal, privacy, compliance, digital marketing, digital sales and digital operations.

Outlook:

The field is so new that specific data isn't available, but by 2017, one-third of large employers with a digital component will employ a digital risk officer, reports IT research firm Gartner.

 

Source: http://time.com/money/3661833/new-job-titles-2015/

Updated February 2017