• analysing, installing and maintaining software security applications.
• liaising with security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources.
• meeting with customers/teams to understand their needs.
• taking responsibility for the processes, procedures and operational management of system security and disaster recovery planning.
Skills required to be an ICT Security Specialist
- Knowledge of relevant operating systems, software and programming
- Logical thinking and problem solving skills
- Excellent organisation, time management and prioritisation
- Good troubleshooting abilities
Generally, ICT Security Specialists are required to have a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field such as network security, computer science or cyber security.
There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers.
Employers may require relevant work experience in the field of ICT.
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Hannah Rice had a degree in contemporary performance and theatre studies when she went back to study a Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security). She now works as a Cyber Security Officer for the Public Transport Authority, Western Australia.
Read about her journey here.
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