Task 1: Possibilities with Digital Technologies


Find and share an example of a job or discipline area that involves some element of computing or relation to digital technologies. Share with the community what the career is or discipline-branch with a brief explanation and what interests you or questions you might want to know about this area of computing.

Cyber Security professionals

A job that involves some element of computing and relation to digital technologies is the Cyber Security Professionals. The ever changing nature of cyber security threats demands professionals in a variety of industries.

Cyber Security Professionals are people whom solve security issues from digital devices connected to the internet or a network. The most common jobs are cryptographers, security analysts, cyber policy analysts and security software developers.

A Cyber Security worker was considered to be someone who keeps computers free from computer viruses and other hard drive risks such as file corruption. This has changed over time with the ever growing technologies that exist today such as smartphone phones and Australian individuals, individuals, businesses, government and defence being heavily reliant on online data access. A key component of Cyber Security is people. For example, at school, the security risk lies with students and teachers clicking a malicious link or using a flash drive. Due to the close connection with people, data driven cyber security requirements are changing other jobs as well.

My interests/questions:

After researching about a Cyber Security worker it intrigued me to find out what skills and qualifications my future students would need in order to pursue a career in Cyber Security. According to Sonya Krakoff 2020 the top skills required for Cybersecurity Jobs are problem-solving Skills, technical aptitude, knowledge of security across various platforms (operating systems, computer systems, mobile devices, cloud networks and wireless networks), attention to detail (highly vigilant, detail-oriented, real-time solutions), Communication Skills (co-workers, teams, departments, terminology, Fundamental Computer Forensics Skills, a desire to learn as technology is fast-changing and be committed to keeping current and an Understanding of Hacking. These skills can be nurtured through schooling activities and future course/degrees. Course and degrees that can be completed are Diploma in Cyber Security, Diploma in Network Security, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security) and Master of Cyber Security.

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