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Cyber Security Engineer Level 4 Apprenticeship

Apply an understanding of cyber security to protect from attacks and unauthorised access.

Female Cyber Technician

Cyber Security Engineers work for many sizes of organisations from SME’s to Corporate in a variety of sectors including Digital, Business, Government, Defense, Healthcare, Finance, Transport and Retail. They understand cyber security and protect organisations, systems, information, personal data and people from attacks and unauthorised access.

They face security threats from malware, ransomware, phishing, DDoS attacks and hacking. Organisations both large and small are turning to cyber security professionals to help them keep their commercial and financial data, websites, infrastructure sites, and their customers’ details safe.

Cyber Security Engineers gain an understanding of security concepts and technology and how to mitigate risks arising from threats. They work within legal and regulatory frameworks and apply practical knowledge of information security to deliver solutions that fulfil an organisation’s requirements.

Core Duties

  • Identify cyber vulnerabilities in a system to ensure security is maintained.
  • Identify security threats and hazards to a system, service or processes to inform risk assessments and design of security features.
  • Research and investigate attack techniques and recommend ways to defend against them.
  • Support cyber security risk assessments, cyber security audits and cyber security incident management.
  • Develop security designs with design justification to meet the defined cyber security parameters.
  • Configure, deploy and use computer, digital network and cyber security technology.
  • Develop program code or scripts for a computer or other digital technology, for example an industrial control system.
  • Write reports, give verbal reports and presentations in the context of the cyber security role.
  • Manage cyber security operations processes in accordance with organisational policies and standards and business requirements.
  • Participate in cyber war gaming and simulations (technical & non-technical). For example: to better understand cyber-attack and defence, rehearse responses, test and evaluate cyber security techniques.
  • Keep up to date with industry trends and developments to enhance relevant skills and take responsibility for own professional development.

Engineer Specialist Duties

  • Work from a given design requirement to design, build and test digital networks.
  • Analyse security requirements and develop a security case taking account of all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Implement structured and reasoned security controls in a digital system in accordance with a security case.
  • Prevent security breaches using a variety of tools techniques and processes.

A Cyber Security Engineer will design, build and test secure networks or security products or systems with a particular focus on the security aspects of the design.

Level 4 in Cyber Security is designed for those starting their career in cyber security or existing staff looking to develop their skills.

 Suitable Audience:

  • Newly Recruited Apprentices
  • Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Cyber Security Specialist

Core Module Content

  • Principles of Networks and Operating Systems
  • Attack techniques and Cyber Trends
  • Cryptography and threat intelligence
  • Service Management and Incident Response
  • Risk Assessments and Scripting Languages 
  • System Architecture Methodologies and Terminology