New apprenticeships Cyber Security Technologist
This new Level 4 apprenticeship standard is designed as a minimum 24 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in a cyber security technologist role.
The primary role of a cyber security technologist is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigations to protect organisations systems and people. Those focused on the technical side work on areas such as security design & architecture, security testing, investigations & response.Those focussed on the risk analysis side focus on areas such as operations, risk, governance & compliance.
Whether focussed on the technical or risk analysis side, all people in this occupation work to achieve required security outcomes in a legal and regulatory context in all parts of the economy. They develop and apply practical knowledge of information security to deliver solutions that fulfil an organisation’s requirements.
In order to meet the apprenticeship standard apprentices will be required to hold or achieve a:
- minimum of Level 1 English and attempt Level 2 English
- minimum of Level 1 Maths and attempt Level 2 Maths.