Careers in STEM
Cyber security analyst
Cyber security analysts help to protect an organisation by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage cyber threats.
As a cyber security analyst, you will protect IT infrastructure (including networks, hardware and software) from a range of criminal activity. You will monitor networks and systems, detect security threats ('events'), analyse and assess alarms, and report on threats, intrusion attempts and false alarms, either resolving them or escalating them, depending on the severity.
Broadly, you can work in one of the following areas:
- consulting, offering advisory services to clients
- working to protect the security of the organisation you work for
Particular ethical debates related to cyber security include its growing use by militaries to enhance their warfighting capabilities. SGR recommends avoiding such work.