Cyber crime is on the increase. So tackling it is more vital than ever. Forensic computer analysts investigate computer-based crime through a combination of digital knowledge and interpretation skills.
Forensic computer analysts retrieve encrypted or erased data from computer devices. This information is then analysed and restored to its original, undamaged state. This information is recovered for use in legal proceedings or for national security purposes.
An ethical hacker or penetration tester's role is to find flaws in an organisations online defences, compromise and take control of the system to uncover potential weaknesses.
A security consultant is responsible for defining and deploying the security architecture for an organisation. This includes deployment of secure network infrastructures such as firewalls and running intrusion detection scans.