Cyber Security Careers Advice

Welcome to the CareersinCyberSecurity Careers Advice area. Here you will find exclusive articles, information and resources about Cyber Security jobs and the Cyber Security, IT Audit, Technology Risk and Data Protection industries.

Browse through our articles to find advice on how to get started in Cyber Security, what to expect in your IT Security career, as well as loads more on working throughout the IT Governance industry.

Re-training in Cyber Security – is it for me?

21 days ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

Cyber security jobs, as we know, are in vast supply while the aptly skilled candidates required to fill them, are not. In light of this talent shortage, those at the helm of business and education have made it their priority to create opportunities for more people to re-train into the cyber security arena. Case in point, the UK government is investing a £1.9bn spend on training programmes and a...


Data Protection Qualifications Explained

2 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

The General Data Privacy Regulation or GDPR is quickly becoming a buzzword insofar as how often we’re talking about it, but it’s an important subject to discuss. The build up to and subsequent implementation of this EU Regulation has raised the issue of data protection and data privacy sufficiency, and ultimately what that means for people working in cyber security and InfoSec. As the world mod...


What to include on your CV to land that perfect job in Cyber Security

2 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

The UK Cyber Security industry has seen a 45% growth since 2010, with the market share estimated at £3,489 million last year. The growing demand for these roles is a direct result of increasing cyber attacks across the world. But the concern is that due to a lack of talent, there are not enough skilled individuals available to fill the increasing demand for jobs. Information security incorporat...


Why is GDPR so important for cyber security professionals?

3 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

The General Data Protection Regulation aka GDPR has been activated and with it, questions from those working in cyber security. Not least, how the directive will impact their role within an organisation. With so many different domains within GDPR, how does it relate to cyber security and what should cyber security professionals be aware of? Cyber defence advisor, Cameron Brown, asserts that the...


Cyber Security Q&As

3 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

The first point to remember when stepping into an interview for a cyber security role is to be authentic. Any good interviewer will know when someone is pandering to them rather than offering a genuine representation of their potential. The second point is to really think about what you’re being asked. Don’t try and give the interviewer what you think they want; think about the question and how...


Top 12 Cyber Security Bods to Follow

4 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

Where do you get your cyber security news? Not only something you may be quizzed on during your cyber security job interview, but a prerequisite for any aspiring candidate working their way into a career in cyber security. If you’re not sure who to follow on Twitter or you’re looking to add some to your list, look no further. We’ve compiled our top 12 Twitter thought leaders, with the help of c...


Moving into Cyber Security

5 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

Cyber security is the hot career ticket of the current job marketplace. However, its relatively recent rise to fame may means many of the contenders hoping to practice it for money are coming from other professional fields. While it’s true that there are those who move into cyber security from as obscure vocations as floristry, the reality is most come from a background in IT. Don’t expect to w...


IT Audit v Cyber Security

5 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

IT Audit and cyber security jobs are close bedfellows in many ways. However, while cyber security exists as a subset of IT Audit, a distinction must be made about their respective goals. While cyber security is a component of the IT Audit profession, falling under that extensive audit umbrella, it does in its practice fall outside the audit sphere in its efforts to prevent, detect and respond t...


Tips for Cyber Security Professionals in their 20s

6 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

Cyber security is an area that is simultaneously lusted after (professionally speaking) and crying out for talent. The opportunities are there but acquiring a job in cyber security takes more than just desire. As a freshly graduated 20-something you may already be on the right path to a career in cyber security or you may be looking for a way in. We share our tips to help you transform from IT ...


Cyber Security Job Interview Questions

6 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

The first thing to remember in an interview for a job in cyber security is to keep your answers relevant, simple and concise. The realm of information security is as broad as it’s wide, ranging from entry level techs to top level security clearance positions. As a result the types of questions you can expect at interview of course evolve with seniority. Starting at the point of entry level we’v...


Top 5 traits of successful Cyber Security professionals

7 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

There are many qualities employers look for when making their cyber security hires. Many will tell you that the ideal cyber security candidate in possession of equal parts technical prowess, business acumen and communication skills is a unicorn. So, as a candidate looking for cyber security jobs in 2018, what traits should you be highlighting on your CV to make your cyber security career a real...


Skill Hit List for GDPR Jobs

about 1 year ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

It’s almost a cliché to remind you of the impending step change due to occur on 25 May 2018 as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) prepares to take effect. However, for those with the relevant skill set, the GDPR could mean an interesting twist in your career path as you assign your talents and expertise to the newly created role of Data Protection Officer (DPO) or assist in its fu...


Information Security Jobs in the UK

about 1 year ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

As the skills deficit continues in the tech domain and the demand for information security and cybersecurity professionals only increases to match the threat of data breaches; companies like Apple, Google and tech and security agencies are employing more innovative and cryptic tactics to recruit new talent. A stunt which dates back to WWII, cryptic graffiti, job ads hidden within websites and p...


Security Architect Jobs in the UK

about 1 year ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

As the UK continues to establish itself as a digital hub within Europe, with investment in its technology sector reportedly 50% higher than any other European country, according to findings from TechUK; security architects can expect to earn anywhere between £55,000-65,000 as an average starting salary. Of course this hinges on experience and the location of the specific role, with London and B...


Vulnerability Analyst Jobs in the UK

about 1 year ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

Not to be confused with its closely related cybersecurity career peer, the penetration tester, a vulnerability analyst shares many of the same characteristics as its ethical hacking counterpart however whereas the pen tester’s goal-orientated services are called upon by clients who have already reached their desired security level, the vulnerability analyst’s services are required for clients w...


Cyber Forensics jobs in the UK

about 1 year ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

It is no secret that individuals skilled in the art of cybersecurity are in high demand, both within the public and private sectors, as the wave of data breaches and terror-related threats reaches pandemic level. Cyber or digital forensics is an intrinsic function which falls under the cyber umbrella, with those relevantly skilled professionals undertaking the examination of computer systems, d...


A Day in the Life of a Security Analyst

about 1 year ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

One thing is for certain, when it comes to defining a day in the life of a security analyst, unpredictability is the only factor one can expect. The job of an analyst requires an all-round awareness that accounts for what has been, current situation and what could occur, thus the first order of business for a security analyst starting his or her day is a hand-over of activity and information fr...


Data Protection Jobs in the UK

about 1 year ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

With UK and European businesses gearing up for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to land in May 2018, the demand for those skilled in data protection is growing. Data Protection Officers (DPOs) are high on the priority list for hiring managers of private sector organisations handling the monitoring and regulation of data subjects on a large scale. Though data protection jobs wil...