21220 – Cybersecurity specialists

Broad Occupation Category

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations.


1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major Group

21 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

Broad Occupation Category

212 – Professional occupations in applied sciences (except engineering)

Broad Occupation Category

2122 – Computer and information systems professionals

Data scientists use advanced analytics technologies, including machine learning and predictive modelling, to support the identification of trends, scrape information from unstructured data sources and provide automated recommendations. They are employed by consulting firms, universities, banks and information technology departments in the private and public sectors.

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Example Titles

  • Cybersecurity analyst

  • Informatics security analyst

  • Informatics security consultant

  • Information technology (IT) security specialist

  • Systems security analyst

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Confer with clients to identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware

  • Apply encryption protocols, and manage keys to ensure security of data is maintained while at rest and in transit

  • Monitor access and credentials for information and systems

  • Install, test and operate security software and tools such as anti-virus and automated threat detection/prevent systems to ensure security measures are in place and working as intended

  • Monitor for cyber attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised or illegal activity

  • Plan and carry out security measures in response to cybersecurity events and incidents in accordance with an organization's incident response plan to protect information, data and systems

  • Document computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests.

  • Coordinate research and analysis activities using unstructured and structured data and use programming to clean and organize data

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, computer systems engineering or a related discipline or completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.

  • Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.