On the job, you can expect to safeguard an organization’s files and network, install firewalls, create security plans and monitor activity. If a breach occurs, you’ll be responsible for identifying the problem and finding a solution quickly.
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 is responsible for reviewing source code to discover if there are any potential security weaknesses, bugs, or violations of programming standards.
Cryptographer: Ciphers, algorithms and security systems are put into code by Cryptographers. They are in complete control of those codes and protecting those codes from cyber hackers.
Security Analyst: A Security Analyst is responsible for the digital security of the company. Security Analysts have to analyse the security policies and protocols and do a thorough audit to determine any weaknesses in the system.
If you are interested in a career in cybersecurity after secondary school, companies like GCHQ offer apprenticeships to give help you build your skills and experiences of the workplace. Take a look at what they have to offer here >>
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.