Become a Cyber Security Specialist

  • Course level: All Levels


Cyber security specialists work in a range of fields, protecting the data and networks of both public and private sector organisations. Learn about the cyber security skills you’ll need for the job and get them with short online cyber security courses.

What Will I Learn?

  • Most professional cyber security specialists already have a technical background, whether a computer science or mathematics degree, or hands-on experience of administering IT systems.
  • There are a range of specialisms within a cyber security career. You could choose between fields such as network security or app security, or specific roles such as security analyst or ethical hacker.
  • As you specialise and progress in your cyber security career, you’ll need to achieve specific qualifications. There a wealth of certifications to choose from, depending on your route.
  • Understanding risks, developing strategies to protect organisations from them, and communicating your thinking clearly – often to laypeople – is a key part of working in cyber security too.