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Cyber security analyst

What does a cyber security analyst do?

What is cyber security and what does a role in this field involve? As a cyber security analyst (also known as an cyber security specialist), you would be responsible for protecting an organisation’s data and information. Using your expertise, your work would involve defending systems, servers and networks from malicious attacks. Cyber security jobs in Australia involve diligently and proactively establishing and enforcing securing protocols and policies. If there is a cyber-security incident, you would help specify how the business responds and restores its operations by implementing disaster recovery policies. You may also be responsible for educating your colleagues on how they can do their part to keep cyberattacks at bay.

Is a career as a cyber security analyst right for me?

First and foremost, an interest in technology is a must for this job. Other skills and attributes beneficial for a cyber security career path include:

  • the ability to problem-solve
  • computer and technical skills
  • excellent communication skills
  • patience
  • an interest in continuous learning.

How to become a cyber security analyst

Every journey to study is individual and there are several paths to reaching your career in cyber security. At UniSQ, we offer the following degrees in the area of cyber security:

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