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Cyber Security

Cyber security protects data, devices, networks, people and programs from attack, theft, damage or any unauthorised access of any kind.

Cyber security awareness and skills are vital for the whole of society, and it's not just big organisations that need protected.

From an individual's perspective, we store lots of personal information on our devices, so it’s important we keep safe online, and any small company that has an online presence, or uses digital processes and tools, needs to ensure they are also cyber safe.

Cyber security facts

Share prices fall, on average, by 7.27% after a security breach

Cyber security facts

48% of hacks are acts of malicious intent……..all the rest are human error or system failure

Cyber security facts

SMEs spent, on average 5.6% of their overall budget on cyber security. Only 26% of smaller companies have any form of cyber insurance

Cyber security facts

An estimated 300 billion passwords are used by humans and machines worldwide

Cyber security facts

43% of cyber attacks target small business

Cyber careers

Our digital world is powered by technology. From communicating online to powering our national infrastructure, cyber security is critical for protecting our people, our organisations and businesses, and our country as a whole.

A career in cyber security means that you will play a key role in protecting our digital world. There are many different opportunities where you can make a difference. Here are some of the common job roles found today.

The world of cyber security has career opportunities for people with a
whole range of non-technical skills.

Self Management

  • Focusing
  • Integrity
  • Adapting
  • Initiative

Social Intelligence

  • Communicating
  • Feeling
  • Collaborating
  • Leading


  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Sense making
  • Critical thinking

These could help you get jobs in lots of different areas including law and regulations, digital forensics, project management or recruitment.