Case Study

Jobs in Cyber Security

With the continued growth in the use of information technology, the threat of a cyber attack has never been greater. On the back of this there is a  large demand for professionals to manage and mitigate the risk of such attacks. Known as cyber security, this is how individuals and organisations reduce the risk of cyber attack.

Managing risk is the responsibility of everyone with many aspects including good governance, appropriate training and modern technology. The technical parts of cyber security is suely covered by the IT department or supplier while other roles can be found throughout an organisation.

Not all roles have ‘cyber’ in their job title. Here are some which contain a significant amount of cyber security and risk management in their day to day activities:

  • Cyber Security Analyst

  • Data Protection Officer (DPO)

  • Forensic Analyst / Consultant

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Consultant

  • Information Security (IS) Consultant

  • Information Security Manager (ISM)

  • Infrastructure senior support officer

  • Infrastructure support officer

  • IT Director

  • IT Security Manager

  • Operational Technology Security Lead

  • Penetration Tester / Senior Pen tester

  • Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)

  • Security Analyst

  • Security Architect

  • Security Compliance Coordinator

  • Security Consultant

  • Security Delivery Manager

  • Security Delivery Senior Analyst

  • Security Manager

  • Security team leader

  • Senior IS Consultant

  • Server and Storage Engineer

  • Technical Security Specialist


There are other roles which have a lesser amount of ‘cyber’ involvement:

  • Application Engineer

  • Business Analyst

  • Infrastructure Architect,

  • IT engineer

  • IT Manager – Service Delivery

  • IT Project Support Analyst,

  • IT support

  • Litigation Manager

  • Network engineer

  • Network Manager,

  • Operations Manager

  • OT support

  • Project Manager

  • Resilience Officer

  • Software Engineer

  • Technical Architect,

  • Test Manager