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Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist

Duration 24 months

The broad purpose of the occupation is to apply an understanding of cyber security to protect organisations, systems, information, personal data and people from attacks and unauthorised access.

The CST standard has 3 distinct options:

  • Cyber Security Engineer

  • Cyber Risk Analyst

  • Cyber Defender & Responder

1) The Cyber Security Engineer is the most technology focused role in the occupation and will typically design, build and test secure networks or security products or systems with a particular focus on the security aspects of the design.

2) The Cyber Risk Analyst focuses on risk assessment, analysis and giving advice on risk mitigations. The roles may support formal security governance, regulatory & compliance (GRC).

3) The Cyber Defender & Responder is more operationally focused, configuring and operating secure systems to prevent security breaches or monitoring systems to detect and respond to security breaches.

Potential Job Titles

  • Cyber Operations Manager

  • Security Architect

  • Penetration Tester

  • Security Analyst

  • Risk Analyst

  • Intelligence Researcher

  • Security Sales Engineer

  • Cyber Security Specialist

  • and more...

Apprenticeship Qualifications

On successful completion of the programme, the apprentice will be awarded with a Level 4 Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship certificate. They will also be awarded with world-class vendor qualifications.

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