I provide for the integrity and security of information and information systems.
A good day includes a good deal of collaboration between peers and clients discussing progress towards achieving strategic goals and projects and provide confidence in our plan and methods. I also use automated tools to confirm, research, and validate that security controls are functioning to provide for the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of information and information systems. I would also read about new methods and technologies that can best be used to find greater efficiencies.
Here's the first step for college students
Understand the breadth of this field and start by focusing on something you're genuinely interested in. Afterwards, pursue something that is hard and challenges you.
"Formal education isn't worth the trouble in IT because you can get by with certifications."