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Working in Cyber: The New Frontier

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Working in Cyber: The New Frontier

Having seen an increase in roles across the world in this much-needed specialism, we're going to shed some light on the fascinating world of cybersecurity and some key roles and responsibilities those that specialise in it do to safeguard the digital realm!

Cyber security impacts us all - from individuals using social media apps, to multi-national organisations with thousands of employees across the world. Anyone that has any data logged anywhere, needs a cyber expert to protect their data!

These experts create, work with or against highly complicated and important technology to monitor organizations, individuals, and the critical data that powers our digital lives. Those looking for a career in the tech industry or a specialism to focus on would be well advised to look into Cyber, as it's a highly sought after and important role in many organisations.

Here's an insight into some of their roles and responsibilities:

  1. Threat Detection & Analysis: They need to constantly monitor for signs of cyber threats, analysing data to identify unusual or suspicious activities that could indicate an attack.

  2. Vulnerability Management: Assess systems and networks for weaknesses, ensuring that any potential entry points for cybercriminals are patched and secured.

  3. Incident Response: Cyber attacks can happen at any time and professionals are often required to respond immediately. This involves investigating the breach, mitigating damage, and restoring systems to normal operations.

  4. Security Awareness Training: Educating employees and stakeholders about cybersecurity best practices is crucial - developing training programs to raise awareness and reduce human error.

  5. Risk Assessment: Evaluate the risks associated with various technologies, processes, and decisions, helping organizations make informed choices to protect their assets.

  6. Security Architecture: Designing and implementing security solutions, from firewalls to encryption methods, to fortify defences against evolving threats.

  7. Policy Development: Crafting cybersecurity policies and procedures that set guidelines for safe digital practices within an organization.

  8. Continuous Learning: Cybersecurity is a fast-paced field, and staying up-to-date with the latest threats and technologies is a must.

  9. Collaboration: As cyber affects everyone, collaboration is key with IT teams being a key partner in their work. These partnerships also extend to marketing, sales and branding teams, especially in e-commerce and sales-focused industries.

  10. Ethical Hacking (Penetration Testing): Some take on the role of ethical hackers to proactively test an organization's security by attempting to breach it, identifying vulnerabilities before malicious actors do.

In essence, working in cybersecurity is about being the guardians of the digital realm, constantly adapting to new threats, and working tirelessly to keep our systems, data, and society safe. It's a challenging but incredibly rewarding field where every day brings new challenges and opportunities to make a positive impact.

We're experienced in sourcing and placing professionals within this space - so whether you're looking to find a role or place a role, get in touch today!