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.

Cyber Security Job Interview Questions

11 days 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

27 days 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

7 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...


Information Security Jobs in the UK

7 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...


Security Architect Jobs in the UK

7 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...


Vulnerability Analyst Jobs in the UK

7 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...


Cyber Forensics jobs in the UK

7 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...


A Day in the Life of a Security Analyst

9 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...


Data Protection Jobs in the UK

9 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...


Network Security Jobs in the UK

9 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 ...


Working in Technology Audit

10 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...


Working in InfoSec

10 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...


IT Audit Careers in Asia Pacific

10 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...


A Candidate’s Guide to IT Audit

11 months 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...


The State of Cybersecurity

11 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

The hot topic in current news is undoubtedly cybersecurity-centric following the global ransomware attack bringing the need for tougher data security measures into the spotlight. The hope certainly is to “refocus IT attention on updating security infrastructure and procedures” according to a report by analysts at Wedbush with business expenditure on cyber protection set to increase by 10% in Br...


A Candidate’s Guide to Cybersecurity

11 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

Cybersecurity candidates are a must-have on the ‘to hire’ list for internal recruiters and HR departments in all manner of companies globally. There is an overwhelming skills gap and deficit of skilled workforce in this area which is threatening to magnify as time marches on. For men and women wishing to pursue a career in cybersecurity, there are key considerations to be mindful of as you move...


Working as a Cyber Security professional in New York

11 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

New York is home to some of the most exciting tech brands in the world, boasting the likes of Facebook, Google, Apple, Sony, Microsoft and Amazon. Manhattan has defined itself as a hub for technology with its plethora of industries and start-ups. The city is rife with tech opportunity and growth for those aspiring for a career in cyber security. As one of the top five major metros for tech in t...


Gender Inequality and Cybersecurity

11 months ago by CareersinCyberSecurity

Cybersecurity, a sector of the technology industry, is at first glance a complicated matrix of codes and technical jargon inhabited by spec-toting nerds carrying laptops and is only accessible via male prerogative and gender-biased nepotism. At least that is, in some cases, the general perception and one the industry’s “spin-doctors” need to overturn if they are to make any headway in filling t...