To tackle the issue of Cyber Security the Education Sector must continue to work with Industry to develop qualifications that will allow young people to develop the expertise to fill the Cyber Security skills gap.
Typical Job Roles
Businesses will reply on Cyber Security experts to detect breaches in network security, understand alerts and inform incident response teams about system breaches.
There is also a need for an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect organisations systems and people.
Those focused on the technical side work on areas such as security design & architecture, security testing, investigations & response.
Those focussed on the risk analysis side focus on areas such as operations, risk, governance & compliance.
Whether focussed on the technical or risk analysis side, all people in this occupation work to achieve required security outcomes in a legal and regulatory context in all parts of the economy.
They develop and apply practical knowledge of information security to deliver solutions that fulfil an organisation’s requirements.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include GCSEs, A levels, a level 2 apprenticeship or other relevant qualifications, relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.
Employers are likely to be looking for a proven passion for digital and social media.
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