Why choose a career in cyber security?
The (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study, 2020 confirmed a global cyber security workforce shortage of 3.12 million individuals.
In these uncertain times, one thing is for certain: cyber security remains a critical business issue, and all organisations are suffering a shortage of appropriately skilled and qualified staff.
Are you looking to develop your expertise or change your job entirely? With the right training and qualifications, you could have a career for life and earn a very competitive salary.
We have the training courses you need to take your cyber security career in the right direction.
What skills are required?
Cyber security focuses on protecting computer systems from unauthorised access or being otherwise damaged. Cyber security roles are usually technical and require knowledge of the threat landscape, detection/monitoring, technical protection, risk management and cyber incident response.
Information security is a broader category that looks to protect all information assets, whether in hard copy or digital form. A career in information security requires knowledge of cyber security, risk management, information security, data privacy, business continuity, and compliance with laws and standards such as the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and ISO 27001.
Information security skills and qualifications are crucial to developing a senior management career in roles that include information security manager, information audit manager and CISO (chief information security officer).
Choose your career path
Explore a few of your options today. Take your pick from these top positions:
These salaries are based on industry averages from https://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/.
Your journey starts here
There has never been a better time to consider a career in cyber security or data privacy.
Learn from anywhere
All our courses are available live online, as well as in our NQA COVID SECURE training centre in Ely, led by our expert trainers,
so you can learn at a time and pace that suits your needs – wherever you are.