June 10, 2021

Security checks for job opportunity

What type of security checks are considered normal for a role in cybersecurity?

Obviously background checks and the like but what else have those of you who work in cyber had to do to get hired?

Without giving away too much info, I’m asking because I’m currently interviewing with a company that told me their required security checks before someone can be hired and it sounded a little … intense.



If they have DOD contracts that may well be.

Plenty of cyber security folks have gone through full blown SF-86 Top Secret clearance processes.


Most large companies will require the following:
– 7- or 10-panel drug test
– criminal background check
– financial background check
– job history check
– reference check


Yep really depends on the industry. Basic background checks are almost universal though.

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