I want to work in...Cybersecurity

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

 Overview of the Forensic computing and computer security sector from Kent Careers Service

Typical job profiles

Cyber security analyst (Prospects)

Cyber security specialist (TARGETjobs)

Forensic computer analyst

Information security specialist

Penetration tester


Useful online resources

The Cyber Security Building Outlines roles available at different stages

Digital World (Scotland) Cyber Security Careers Map and sector overview

Cyber security challenge UK

Fraud Women's Network 

Scottish Technology Industry annual survey

Talent Scotland careers in cyber security

Why go into Cyber security?

WISE - Woman into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - Attracting Women into the Industry


Women in International Security (WIIS)




Please also see our resources for Financial Technology


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Banks and and other financial firms have fraud prevention/security divisions e.g.

BAE Systems




Cyber Security Jobs

Cyber Security Jobsite




National and international agencies 

Interpol Cyber Crime

National Crime Agency 

National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ)

Serious Fraud Office



Please see also our resources for the Police and emergency services


Professional bodies

International Association for Cryptological Research (IACR)


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the linkedin alumni tool to make contact with strathclyde alumni working in this area.