Cyber security

The security sector

Protection of bank account details, having water-tight internet transactions right through to reports of identity theft has made security a major issue for commercial organisations, governments and police authorities across the globe. Outwitting the hackers is a constant challenge. Individuals with the skills and ingenuity to test systems to the limit but with an ethical approach and lots of personal integrity would be suited here.

Computer security/computer crime

The following organisations may be able to provide information about career opportunities and potential employers:

Other types of employers recruiting security personnel

  • GCHQ careers
  • IT Software developers producing encryption software
  • Specialist consultancies in Information security
  • Professional Services firms providing technology security services
    eg. Technology Assurance and Advisory teams at Deloitte
  • IT end-users where encrypted data is needed, e.g. finance companies

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