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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.

Top 12 Cyber Security Bods to Follow

16 days 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...

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Moving into Cyber Security

22 days 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...

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IT Audit v Cyber Security

about 1 month 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...

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Tips for Cyber Security Professionals in their 20s

about 2 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 ...

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Cyber Security Job Interview Questions

2 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...

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Top 5 traits of successful Cyber Security professionals

3 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...

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Skill Hit List for GDPR Jobs

9 months 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...

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Information Security Jobs in the UK

9 months 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...

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Security Architect Jobs in the UK

9 months 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...

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Vulnerability Analyst Jobs in the UK

9 months 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...

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Cyber Forensics jobs in the UK

9 months 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...

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A Day in the Life of a Security Analyst

11 months 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...

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Data Protection Jobs in the UK

11 months 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...

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Network Security Jobs in the UK

11 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

Jobs in network security have gathered pace in terms of demand since the WannaCry ransomware attack that targeted the UK’s NHS in May. Bringing that aspect of cybersecurity into the public consciousness, corporate networks are susceptible to breaches most typically via their endpoints, or in laymen’s terms, commonly portable devices such as laptops, smartphones and printers. As the Internet of ...

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Working in Technology Audit

12 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

Technology Audit has taken on a whole new meaning as the advent of robotics, automation and cognitive technology has revolutionised the auditing process. The changes brought about by artificial intelligence and its complex tools allows auditors to process larger amounts of data far more efficiently and precisely, in order to deliver detailed, high quality audits and give deeper insights to thos...

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Working in InfoSec

12 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

The realm of Information Security or InfoSec as it is more commonly known holds an array of possibilities for those wishing to work within its domain. Rooted in a desire both to understand how things work as well as for the necessary industry standards and the field itself, InfoSec requires candidates who can demonstrate their commitment via self-sought practical experience with non-work projec...

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IT Audit Careers in Asia Pacific

12 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

The market for IT audit jobs in Asia Pacific is undoubtedly candidate-driven, not least because the competition for this professional skillset is so highly in demand across several sectors of business. As demands from regulators increase and the threat of cyber-attacks weaves itself firmly into everyday reality, case in point the recent global ransomware attack, those individuals skilled in are...

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A Candidate’s Guide to IT Audit

about 1 year ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

A career in IT Audit requires candidates to be fluent in an organisation’s accounting and information systems as they assess whether the internal controls in place are robust enough to keep those systems running efficiently and fluidly. The role of the IT Auditor demands a continual evaluation of those unseen infrastructures operating behind the scenes, in addition to the organisation’s policie...

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