21 Sep 2020

Which Cyber Security Career Is Right for Me?

Coding Cyber Security

Cyber security careers are complex. Many roles are within banks, retailers and government organisations. On the job, you safeguard an organization’s files and network, install firewalls, create security plans and more. If a breach occurs, you’ll be responsible for identifying the problem and finding a solution.


Types of careers under cybersecurity:

  • Security Architect. A Security Architect takes on an important role in an IT department. They design systems, manage employees and evolve the security needed for the organisation.
  • Source Code Auditor. A Source Code Auditor reviews source code to discover any potential security weaknesses, bugs, or violations of programming standards.
  • Cryptographer. Ciphers, algorithms and security systems enter into code by Cryptographers. They are in control of those codes and protect them from cyber hackers.
  • Security Analyst. A Security Analyst handles the digital security of the company. They analyse the security policies and protocols and do a thorough audit to determine any weaknesses in the system. 

Do any of these careers interest you? Let us know!


If you are interested in a career in cybersecurity after secondary school, companies like GCHQ offer apprenticeships to help you build your skills and experiences of the workplace. 

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) degree certification can help you gain the skills and qualifications you need to enter cybersecurity careers. You can take a look at degrees certified by the NCSC degrees here >>

You can hear more about life at GCHQ and Cybersecurity careers on Head Stemette’s podcast, Women Tech Charge here >>. The real-life spy chatted to Imafidon about spying, sausage rolls, and the work she does to keep us all safe.

Coding Cyber Security
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