Transferable skills for cyber security

cybersecurity skill

The attached table contains a list of transferable skills applicable to cybersecurity professionals.

Transferable skillsOverviewCommon job titlesCommon certifications
Security engineeringGood knowledge of IT systems (either networks, infrastructure, cloud or applications), designing new IT systems, scripting skills, security device configuration, problem solving, Basic security hygiene knowledge (i.e. patching and password management), programming, automation, engineering non IT systemsEngineering or building secure systems across infrastructure, networks, cloud and applicationsSecurity Engineer, Infrastructure Security Engineer, Network Security Engineer, Cloud Security Engineer, Security Architect, Application Security EngineerCompTIA Security+, CEH, SSCP, CCSP, CCNA Security, CISSP, CCSK, GSEC
Security operationsIncident management and response, data analysis, programming, working to a process, inquisitive attitude, building and disassembling systems, automaton, adaptability, research skills, problem solving, adaptability, writing technical reports, investigations experienceMonitor, analyse, respond to and test an organisations security defencesSOC Analyst, Security Operations Analyst, Incident ResponseAnalyst, Threat Intelligence Analyst, Red Team, Blue Team, Vulnerability Management, Malware Analysis, Penetration TestingCEH, GPEN, GCFA, GMON, OSCP, CISSP, CompTIA PenTest+, GPEN, GXPN, GCIA, CREST Registered Tester (CRT)
Governance,risk and complianceDetail orientated, documentation management, communication, legal skills, proactive, articulate, familiarity with working to industry regulations and standards, presentation skills, creativity, basic knowledge of IT systems, consultancy skills, auditingEnsure all governance, risk and compliance standards are met across the organisation. Traditionally a non-technical positionSecurity Consultant, IT Audit, 3rd Party Risk, Information Security Officer, Risk Assessment, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, User Awareness & Education, BISOCISA, CISM, CISSP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, CRISC

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