SkillsBuild Training - Cyber Security Professional

  • Job Reference: SkillsBuild Training - Cyber S
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2023
  • Recruiter: SaluteMyJob
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  • Location: Remote
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications

Job Description

Gain insight into landing a role in the most in-demand field. This pathway gives you the foundations of cyber, common practices and useful resources as you transition to cyber security.

The role of a cybersecurity professional

Cybersecurity professionals work for organizations to keep computer information systems secure. They analyse security needs, determine who requires access to which information, and help coordinate information security programs.
Depending on the type of job role and specialty in the industry, other responsibilities could include:
  • Researching emerging cybersecurity threats and ways to manage them
  • Monitoring systems for attacks, intrusions, unauthorized access, or illegal activity
  • Designing new security systems or upgrading existing ones
  • Using advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities
  • Identifying traffic trends as well as potential weaknesses and implementing measures, such as firewalls and encryption
  • Investigating security alerts, providing incident response, and reporting
  • Coordinating with stakeholders on cybersecurity issues and providing recommendations
Competencies required for success as a cybersecurity professional:

Critical and creative thinking
Complex problem solving
Inventive and flexible in a fast-paced environment
Communication and collaboration
Experience with computer systems and security tools

What you'll learn

Core skills
Cybersecurity professionals have a passion for securing systems and protecting data and have a keen interest in information technology. Core skills for cybersecurity professionals include proficiency in implementing information security measures and controls; communicating and managing risks; working with tools to monitor network activity to identify vulnerable points; and engaging with colleagues to act on breaches and resolve cyber threats. Cybersecurity professionals have prerequisite knowledge in network administration and system administration.
  • Information security
  • Cyber attacks
  • Risk management
  • Social engineering
  • Open source intelligence
  • Scanning
  • Security strategy
  • Vulnerability management
  • Incident response
  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity job landscape

About IBM's Skillbuild Free Online Training Platform

SaluteMyJob provides Serving and former military personnel and their families with free education and training opportunities through IBM's online training platform, Skillsbuild.

Members of the Armed Forces Community can gain exclusive access to a variety of free courses in areas including Cyber Security, Data Analysis, Marketing, Project Management and many more. You can also access a variety of employment support tools. Skillsbuild enables you to develop the professional skills and qualifications you need to achieve your career goals.

To find out more and to access the various Skillsbuild pathways available, please click the apply below. This does not commit you to any training but simply takes you to the next stage in the process.

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