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Cyber Security Specialist (m/f/d)

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Cyber security specialists: responsible for the protection of the corporate IT

Most companies store huge data quantities containing large amounts of sensitive information. Protecting the data against unauthorised access by cybercriminals is essential, which is why data protection is becoming one of the most important task areas within the IT sector. Cyber security specialists are familiar with security risks. They are responsible for monitoring IT systems, detecting unusual activities and protecting company data.

Which opportunities do cyber security specialists have on the labour market?

The demand for cyber security specialists is growing steadily across all industries. Since IT trends such as big data, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are playing an increasingly important role for numerous companies, the protection of data against theft, destruction and manipulation is becoming more and more relevant as well. There are currently not enough qualified IT security experts available to satisfy all companies’ needs, so the chances on the labour market for these experts are excellent. Attractive job opportunities are available, amongst others, in the specialist areas of Information Technology, Finance and Engineering. To receive job offers, get in touch with your personal contact person!

What are the tasks and responsibilities of cyber security specialists?

In accordance with the specifications by the company management, cyber security specialists implement the highest security standards available to protect the company against cyber attacks. They mostly work at medium-sized or large private companies or public institutions.

  • Preventive protection of information and communication systems against attacks
  • Continuous analysis of cyber threats
  • Monitoring of the IT systems
  • Identification of relevant threats
  • Managing security incidents and securing evidence
  • Implementation of protective measures

Which hard skills and soft skills should cyber security specialists have?

Cyber security specialists combine knowledge from several areas: They are experienced with hardware and software, such as Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems, and are familiar with security standards and penetration tests. They need to have up-to-date specialist knowledge and network skills and must be proficient in programming languages. In addition, they need to have good English skills in order to be able to work within international teams.

  • Willingness to learn
  • Communication skills
  • A high level of quality awareness and a pronounced sense of responsibility
  • A structured, analytical and solution-oriented way of thinking
  • Ability to deal with conflicts
  • Discretion and integrity
  • Team player

What is the average salary of cyber security specialists?

With an average annual gross salary of EUR 75,000, cyber security specialists are among the top earners in the IT industry. Their starting salary is about EUR 40,000 per year.

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