What skills do you need for a job in cyber security?
Most professional cyber security specialists already have a technical background, whether a computer science or mathematics degree, or hands-on experience of administering IT systems.
There are a range of specialisms within a cyber security career. You could choose between fields such as network security or app security, or specific roles such as security analyst or ethical hacker.
As you specialise and progress in your cyber security career, you’ll need to achieve specific qualifications. There a wealth of certifications to choose from, depending on your route.
Understanding risks, developing strategies to protect organisations from them, and communicating your thinking clearly – often to laypeople – is a key part of working in cyber security too.
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1-31 October 2019
October 2019 is European Cyber Security Month, it aims to raise awareness of and promote cyber security among citizens and organisations. FutureLearn has a range online cyber security courses, enabling you to:
- Improve your awareness of cyber security threats
- Find out how to protect your personal information online
- Protect the organisation you work for – whether it’s large or small
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