Cyber Security: In Demand Skills

Cyber Security

Looking to start your career in Cyber Security? Or to further develop your knowledge? This article will help add significant value to your career.


The Cyber Security industry is continuously growing. Therefore, becoming one of the most in-demand fields in IT. Do you have Cyber Security experience and would like to grow your career?

Day to day, we work with Cyber Security professionals. Immersing ourselves in what is happening in a changing market. From research, we identify the in-demand skill sets in the market right now.


Here is a list of Cyber Security skill sets currently sought-after:



Security information and event management (SIEM) software provides security specialists a look into activities within their IT environment. This allows tracking abilities and continuous analysis. This is by collecting log data produced by the organisation.

The software then classifies and catalogues incidents. As well as events from host systems and applications to network and security devices. An example being firewalls and antivirus filters. SEIM technologies convey threat intelligence in addition to traditional log data.

There are two main objectives that SIEM Management must deliver. These are to report on security-related occurrences and send an analysis. Therefore, showing that an activity runs against encoded rule sets. By carrying out these objectives, the software will show any potential security issues.



Advanced malware attacks can be dangerous. They can create a serious impact on business operations. It’s essential to have advanced malware resistance software. Therefore, any threat can change into immediate action and protection. Types of malware include computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses and spyware.



There are planned channels of security incident handling and response. Such as managing security incidents, breaches, and cyber threats.

Actions are performed to analyse, detect, defend against an incident. Incident handling includes methods and predefined procedural actions. These efficiently and actionably handle and manage an incident.


Security incident handling and response methodology include the following:

  1. Developing an Incident Response (IR) plan
  2. Incident Management (IM)
  3. Incident Triage and Incident Categorisation
  4. Escalation and decision making
  5. Core technical response
  6. Post-incident review
  7. Playbooks and regulatory issues

In addition, it’s essential to use good practices such as the ones highlighted. Companies rely on this response. Meanwhile, not only to protect themselves but to their public perception.



Two important tools used to secure networks are firewalls and intrusion detection systems. These tools provide a layered method of defence within the security environment. In addition, if an attacker can bypass one layer of this security, another layer stands in the way to protect the network.


The main firewall technologies available today are:

  1. Hardware Firewall
  2. Software Firewall
  3. Packet-Filter Firewall
  4. Proxy Firewall
  5. Application Gateways
  6. Circuit-Level Gateways
  7. Stateful Packet-Inspection (SPI)


There four main types of IDS are:

  1. Network intrusion detection system (NIDS)
  2. VM based Intrusion Detection System (VMIDS)
  3. A host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS)
  4. Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS)



Furthermore, Audit and compliance show critical control components. Thus, highlighting an organisation’s structure. Showcasing assess of overall compliance practices and protocols.

They follow guidelines such as FISMA, GDPR, ISO 27001 and 20000, COBIT and HIPAA.

Moreover, the compliance function is essential. It ensures an obeying with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. In conjunction, this function monitors and estimates a company’s internal control environment. With regard to its adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness.



Identity and Access Management provides IT managers with tools and technologies. Likewise, these are for controlling user access to critical information.

IAM manages the roles and access privileges of each network user in an organisation. The technology allowing or denying users to certain information.

Using IAM technology provides a variety of benefits. Furthermore, these include:

  • Reduced risk of an internal and external data breach
  • Improvement for companies to comply with government regulations
  • Ensuring that services are properly reviewed, authenticated and approved



There’s the high importance of data protection across the world. Continuing to increase as data technology is growing and evolving. A key element is the ability to safeguard make available data under all circumstances.

In addition, There are two key areas of data management used in data protection. Data lifecycle management and information life cycle management. Data life cycle management (DLM) is a policy-based approach. In short, handling the stream of an information system’s data during its life cycle.

Furthermore, This is all the way from creation to deletion. Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) is for managing data as it’s intended. Moreover, ILM will advance the performance of applications, decrease organisation costs and deliver governance, risk and compliance frameworks.


In conclusion, if you would like more information, please contact Sukh Chatha

IT & Cyber Security Recruitment Consultant

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