Air Force

3D0X2:Cyber Systems Operations 3D0X2

They install, support, and maintain servers operating systems and other computer systems, as well as the software needed for each system. They respond to outages, make sure defensive mechanisms are in place, and act as administrators for the system.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Know the essentials that help keep Air Force computer systems safe from cyber-attacks and harmful intrusions. Learn the basics of working with both Windows and UNIX servers. Become more familiar with Windows operating systems and the Air Force’s centralized network management centers. Learn how to perform tasks like administering security permissions, managing and maintaining networked storage, and how to do other database management tasks. Be introduced to hands-on training with server hardware, how to install new equipment and learn how to measure, build, and run network cables.

Military Duties Translated:

Prepare reports that take note of security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by these breaches Install software that is created to protect sensitive information, such as firewalls and data encryption programs Monitor the company's networks to keep an eye out for any security breaches and investigate it if one does occur Research the latest in information technology security trends to keep up to date with the subject and use the latest technology to protect information Develop a security plan for best standards and practices for the company Conduct frequent testing of simulated cyber attacks to look for vulnerabilities in the computer systems and take care of these before an outside cyber attack Make recommendations to managers and senior executives about security advancements to best protect the company's systems Help co-workers when they need to install a new program or learn about security procedures

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Information Security Analyst