Developing your cyber security career may involve improving your knowledge and skills in the same specialism, moving to a new specialism, working towards Chartered Status or simply upskilling.
Progressing within your current specialism
Your next move in cyber security may involve developing your knowledge and skills in order to take on greater responsibilities in the same specialism.
To learn how to develop your career, explore your current specialism in the Cyber Career Framework, which will help you understand the additional responsibilities that you might take on.
Moving to a new specialism
If you're considering a move into a different area of cyber security, explore the Moving on section of your current specialism in the Cyber Career Framework for clear information on the options naturally open to you. Note that the linked specialisms to your current specialism in the Cyber Career Framework map also share similar knowledge and skills.
Core and cyber-enabled roles
The introduction to each of the 16 specialisms describes what it is like to work in that role. Each of those specialisms is a core cyber security role — meaning it is very largely or purely focused on cyber security.
Many people involved in the management of cyber security processes do so as part of another role: a cyber-enabled role. Often, this falls to someone working in an IT department as a network engineer or a system administrator. If you're looking for a job in cyber security, you may want to consider cyber-enabled roles as well as core cyber security roles.
Professional status for cyber security practitioners
The Council aspires to offer professional registration at three levels: Associate (ACSP), Principal (PCSP) and Chartered (ChCSP). Learn more about this.
However you develop your cyber security career, you may want or need to extend your skills with additional qualifications or certifications. For further information, explore the Cyber Career Framework.
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