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 £61,673 a year – an increase of 9.15% over the past year.
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 guidance for security professionals
The Security Consultant’s Handbook, written by senior lecturer in security and organisational resilience at Buckinghamshire New University Richard Bingley, provides essential guidance for professionals looking to succeed in the industry.
The handbook provides a wealth of knowledge on important cyber security topics for security consultants, including:
- Entrepreneurial and management best practice
- What you need to do concerning legislation and regulation
- How to tackle private investigations
- Cyber security, threats and mitigation processes
- Protective security and risk assessment methods
- Safer business travel