21220 – Cybersecurity specialists



21220 – Cybersecurity specialists
Cybersecurity specialists develop, plan, recommend, implement, improve and monitor security measures to protect an organization's computer networks, connected devices and information to prevent unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction of the information or of the systems on which the information resides. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors.


Index of titles
Application security engineer
Communicator research operator - Canadian armed forces
Cyber operator - Canadian armed forces
Cybersecurity analyst
Cybersecurity consultant
Informatics security analyst
Informatics security consultant
Information technology (IT) project manager – cybersecurity
Information technology (IT) security analyst
Information technology (IT) security architect
Information technology (IT) security consultant
Information technology (IT) security specialist
Internet security analyst
Network security analyst
Network security engineer
Systems security analyst
Systems security engineer
Systems security planner


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Confer with clients to identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware
Apply encryption protocols, and manage keys to ensure security of data is maintained while at rest and in transit
Monitor access and credentials for information and systems
Install, test and operate security software and tools such as anti-virus and automated threat detection/prevent systems to ensure security measures are in place and working as intended
Monitor for cyber attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity
Plan and carry out security measures in response to cybersecurity events and incidents in accordance with an organization's incident response plan to protect information, data and systems
Document computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests.


Employment requirements
A bachelor's degree in computer science, computer security, computer systems engineering, information systems or completion of a college program in information technology, network administration or other computer science related program is usually required.
Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.


Additional information

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