Cyber security technologist

Cyber security technologist

“The cyber security technologist manages and deals with cyber threats, hazards and risks to protect an organisation’s IT systems and staff from harm”

As an apprentice in the highly technical role of a cyber security technologist, you’ll apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect the organisation, its systems and people. The cyber security technologist apprenticeship will allow you to specialise as a technologist or a risk analyst. In the former role, you’ll develop an understanding of hardware and software and how they can be made secure on a network. You’ll learn to probe their security weaknesses against best practices, shore up their defences and implement improvements. In the latter role, you’ll carry out risk assessments according to cyber security standards and be able to identify vulnerabilities. You’ll also design and develop security policies and incident response plans, all the while gaining an understanding of wider cyber security culture, developing a keen eye for weaknesses and room for improvement.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths and ICT

Entry requirements: A-levels, a relevant level 3 apprenticeship, or other relevant qualifications, or relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree and above

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/cyber-security-technologist

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies