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Careers in Cyber

Secure and protect digital infrastructures.

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Stepping into Cybersecurity is like becoming a digital guardian - your role is to protect and secure the digital world we live in. Examples of roles you may find include:

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Cybersecurity Analyst

Monitors networks, conducts threat assessments, and implements security measures to protect against cyber threats.

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Security Engineer

Designs, implements, and manages security solutions to safeguard IT infrastructure against cyber attacks.

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Cloud Security Engineer

Ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and applications stored and processed in the cloud.

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Identifies vulnerabilities through simulated cyber attacks and provides recommendations for strengthening security defenses.

Penetration Tester

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Incident Responder

Investigates security incidents, analyzes root causes, and implements corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.

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Security Consultant

Provides expert advice on cybersecurity best practices, risk management, and the implementation of security solutions to organizations.

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Monitors and analyzes security events and incidents to identify and respond to potential threats.

Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst

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SecOps Analyst

Collaborates with development and IT operations teams to ensure continuous security and compliance across systems and applications.

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IT Helpdesk Support

Provides technical assistance and troubleshooting support to end-users, resolving hardware, software, and network issues.

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Cybersecurity benefits greatly from the unique cognitive abilities of neurodivergent individuals, including exceptional attention to detail, pattern recognition, and logical problem-solving. Autistic individuals often excel in identifying vulnerabilities and patterns in security systems. ADHD profiles bring quick thinking and adaptability, essential for responding to evolving cyber threats and dynamic security challenges.

Why Cybersecurity roles can be a good fit for neurodivergent job seekers

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Skills for Success

Some common skills found in job descriptions may include:

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Network Security

Understanding network architecture, protocols, and security measures.

Security Monitoring and Incident Response

Proficiency in security monitoring tools, analysis of security events, and incident response procedures.

Secure Coding Practices

Knowledge of secure coding principles and techniques.

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By entering Cyber, your daily work has a real impact on the safety and security of people's lives. In an era where virtually everything is digital, cybersecurity safeguards businesses and individuals alike, ensuring trust, privacy, and resilience in the face of ever-evolving cyber threats.

What You Can Expect

Neuroexceptional Talents that may align well with a role in Cyber:

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Detail Oriented Thinker

Fact Retainer

Tech or Computer Savvy

Methodical Task Executioner

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Out of the Box Problem Solver

Strong Task Persistence

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