Need a Career Change – How to get started in Cyber Security

Do you need a career change? We hear you!

It can be overwhelming knowing where to start when you know that you have to make a career change. Maybe you’ve been in your profession too long and you’re bored and over it or maybe your industry was affected by Covid and your job or industry is no longer a viable option for you.

Either way we are here to talk you through how to get started in a career in Cyber.

The Cyber Security Industry is one of the fastest growing and most reliable industries, especially since Covid has changed the way we all do business. As we move into an online world the threats from Cyber Security affect us on a day-to-day basis. Have you purchased online recently or signed up to a course? If so, there was someone working in Cyber Security protecting your data and ensuring that the website was safe to purchase from. This is just one example of what a Cyber Security professional does.

There are many different careers to choose from in Cyber Security but how do you know that the career is even for you? If you have the following soft skills the answer is yes!

  • Active listener with clear verbal and written communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Humility and the curiosity to seek new skills and information
  • Creativity and technical problem solving
  • Adaptability and a team focussed mindset
  • Thrives in a busy and changing work environment
  • Remains calm when it feels like a storm

There are many benefits to working in Cyber Security like high salaries, demand for skilled workers, flexibility to work from home and more. See here for more information (link to previous blog).

So what should you do to start your career in Cyber Security?

There’s a lot of information out there but we have one simple step for you.

Enrol in the BSBSS00093 Cyber Security Threat Assessment and Risk Management Skill Set that can be completed online and at your own pace. This will give you a taste of the industry and an opportunity to learn industry relevant skills without having to commit a lot of time or money.

The Skill Set consists of 2 units of nationally recognised training, however, we recommend completing an additional 2 units to enhance your Cyber literacy and Cyber risk awareness skills.

There are pathways available for career progression. Enquire for more details.

If this sounds like a great starting point to kick off your career in Cyber Security enquire now: Phone (02) 9167 3960| Email

Here are our other top tips for getting started:

  • Listen to a podcast on Cyber Security
  • Read a book on Cyber Security
  • Ask those around you if someone they know works in Cyber Security and discuss the career with them

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