Security practitioners are required to maintain a safe and secure environment for an organisation’s clients and/or employees. Whether that’s by patrolling and monitoring premises, guarding staff, tracing missing people, dealing with witness statements, analysing crime scenes, or examining cyber threats, security employees are the first line of defence for most organisations.
Security consultants earn an average of £60,000 a year – an increase of 7.62% over the past two years.
Most security consultant jobs in the UK are based in London, where candidates need to have extensive knowledge of cyber security, and qualifications in CISSP and ISO 27001. For a full analysis, find out more at itjobswatch.co.uk.
The modern security practitioner has shifted from a predominantly protective site and assets manager to a leading contributor to overall organisational resilience. In order to stand out as a candidate, it’s important to know your stuff, seek emerging opportunities within the industry, and look out for the approaches to corporate thinking that are increasingly demanded by employers and buyers in the security market.
Essential qualifications for security consultants
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What will you learn?
- Understanding management system documentation and the requirements of ISO 27001
- The drivers for certifying an ISMS (information security management system) and the process of getting certified
- ISO 27001 and its application to improve information security
- Key elements of an ISMS implementation project: planning, scoping and communication
- The key steps of an ISO 27001 risk assessment
- The ISO 27001 Annex A controls