Job Profile: Entry level Cyber Security Consultant
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2022 by Faye Copp — No comments
Pathway: Cyber Security Consultant
Those with good relationship management, communication, organisational and presentations skills, looking to work in a face-paced and competitive environment will be well-suited to this pathway. A level of technical awareness is essential and some knowledge of auditing and risk management is desirable.
WHAT DOES AN ENTRY LEVEL CYBER SECURITY CONSULTANT DO?
The job is a significant role within in an organisation with varying responsibilities:
Developing efficient strategies to protect the system, the networking infrastructure, data, and information systems against potential cyber risks.
Routinely performing threat analysis, system checks, and security tests.
Defining and updating cybersecurity criteria and validation procedures.
Managing meetings with other IT departments to fix safety problems.
Estimating costs and categorising integration issues for IT project teams.
Creating technical reports relating to tests performed.
Giving professional suggestions and guidance to IT teams.
HOW MUCH DOES AN ENTRY LEVEL CYBER SECURITY CONSULTANT MAKE IN THE UK?
The average salary expectations are: £47,000 - £83,000
IS CYBER SECURITY CONSULTANCY THE RIGHT CAREER PATH FOR ME?
Anyone with military security experience and the skills listed below, as well as those from intelligence, operations or technical experience are ideally suited to this pathway. Likewise, those with entry level experience as SOC analysts, incident response analysts, threat intelligence and ethical hackers would be a good fit for the cyber security consultancy pathway.
Soft skills required
Hard skills required
ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and/ or Cyber Essentials Assessor
Project/ programme management experience (and ideally qualification)
UDEMY Certified in Information System Audit (CISA) by ISACA
If you want to climb the Cyber Security Consultant career ladder, the most common route of progression is:
Entry Level Cyber Security Consultant
Senior Level Cyber Security Consultant
Principal Cyber Security Consultant
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