Cybersecurity consultants are accountable for safeguarding valuable and critical information that comes from these various parts of the digital world. They identify security threats and protect their company assets from digital assaults.
Our Cyber Security professionals share some projects that they have worked on:
Parul Khedwal – Cyber Security Consultant shares that she has worked with a reputed e-commerce company where she dealt with Data security and data breaches. According to her Cybersecurity is about dealing with various kinds of data breaches and cyber attacks on a day-to-day basis. Her role was to protect the company’s data by performing data analysis, researching cyber signs and anonymous patterns. She worked for an e-commerce platform where her responsibility was to deal with data security, email security.
Highs of Cybersecurity:
She also shares that there are a lot of highs involved in the Cybersecurity role, the first reason being it is very dynamic and challenging. The subject is evolving every day which demands constant learning. The best aspect is it keeps you motivated due to the good learning opportunities involved in it. This role will never go out of the market because it’s a niche skill. Cybersecurity roles have good career scope in the market.
Lows of Cyber Security:
Cybersecurity being very dynamic and we know that hackers can attack anytime and any day. One needs to be on their toes protecting the data as an attack may happen anytime. The cyber consultant needs to be very flexible working in odd shifts which impact the health (both physical and emotional) in the longer run.
Who does a Cyber Security consultant work with?
Parul is leading the Security operations team which involves working closely with her team members helping them with investigations, the client’s as per their requirements, the SIM team, and various other team members which make this role a very diverse role to deal with.
To summarise, a Cyber Security Consultant plays a variety of roles within the Cyber Security realm. They also get to work on diverse projects.
These consultants strive to protect the security system, network, and software and strengthen the security system to prevent hackers. As this is a highly specialized (niche skill) the need for cybersecurity consultants has risen significantly.
Look at Parul’s interview with AntWak here!