IT or Cyber Security is the information technology processes and practices that protect computers, networks, data and programmes from cyber-attacks and unauthorised access. IT Security plays a crucial role within the government, finance companies, military, hospitals and most private business who store a large amount of data in their computer systems.
There are a number of different areas within the IT Security sector. These include:
If you are looking to get started in IT Security, you will need to have most of the following skillset:
As well as having the right experience and skills for IT Security, there are a number of qualifications that can be extremely beneficial within the sector. Below are just a few of the certifications available for those wanting to get starting in IT Security:
Depending on your skills and experience, you can expect to earn from around £30,000 and up to £75,000+ in a role in IT Security. Salaries also depend on location and whether you are contract or permanent.
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