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Security Consultant

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Security Consultant

Security Consultants use their knowledge and skills to protect the employees and property of the organisations that they work for.

In this role, you could be responsible for protecting an organisation from any security risk from online hacking to natural disasters.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Identifying specific security threats to a client’s business or organisation
  • Creating new procedures for employees to improve company security
  • Testing security measures to check for vulnerabilities

Getting in and Qualifications


Many Security Consultants have qualifications at HNC/HND or Degree level in Information Security, Criminal Science or similar.

You may also choose to undertake an apprenticeship in Cyber Security. This means you would gain work experience while also working towards a qualification.


Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.