An organization’s cybersecurity requires people to collaborate and to understand and respond to legal, economic, political and technological frameworks.
There are need for the strategic aspect such as management, strategy and consulting, knowing how to anticipate and influence regulatory environments to help ensure ethical, responsible and sustainable development in technological solutions, while ensuring the performance and efficiency of organizations. But also for tactical and technical jobs such as incident response and management, forensic, penetration testing, security architectures.
The five most important competences to master for a career in cyber security
Above all, you must be interested in the subject, and, without being necessarily technical, be a technophile. Cybersecurity is a vast domain that evolve constantly with the majority of the success that will stay silent. What is helping is:
- The ability to analyze events and to foresee the related risks;
- Understanding the role of compliance and information assurance;
- Understanding how cryptography is protecting data and communication;
- The ability to anticipate threats, risks and crisis;
- The will to always learn.
To evolve in cybersecurity, it is also necessary to have clear notions in networks, algorithms, programming, identity and access management.
The four necessary soft skills for finding an IT security job
Cybersecurity is a collaborative effort involving technical and non technical roles. There is a strong need on collaborate, resolve possible conflicts, arbitrate, conciliate, guide and be guided, while accompanying collaborators and hierarchy to change.
This explains why, in terms of interpersonal skills, cybersecurity emphasize the following human qualities:
- Analytical and research capacity,
- integrity and leadership,
- interpersonal skills,
- and above all, humility.
Cybersecurity is not just protecting machines and computer. It is protecting people and organization. Professionals are in very high demands. They can be found in Information Systems Departments, in Information Systems Security Management, or Data Protection Officers (DPO). They can also evolves in foresight, Business Intelligence (BI), Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) as analysts or as experts in the fields of diplomacy, defense, or economic and strategic intelligence, crisis prevention or management