Apprentice Cyber Security Analyst

7 days left

Barking and Dagenham College
Dagenham Road, Romford, RM7 0XU
£19,341.00 - £20,330.00 annually
03 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Technical Competencies:
  • Integrates and correlates information from various sources (including log files from different sources, network monitoring tools, Secure Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools, access control systems, physical security systems) and compare to known threat and vulnerability data to form a judgement based on evidence with reasoning that the anomaly represents a network security breach
  • Recognises anomalies in observed network data structures (including. by inspection of network packet data structures) and network behaviours (including by inspection of protocol behaviours) and by inspection of log files and by investigation of alerts raised by automated tools including SIEM tools
  • Accurately, impartially and concisely records and reports the appropriate information, including the ability to write reports (within a structure or template provided)
  • Recognises and identifies all the main features of a normally operating network layer (including TCP/IP, transport and session control or ISO OSI layers 2-5), including data structures and protocol behaviour, as presented by network analysis and visualisation tools
  • Uses and effects basic configuration of the required automated tools, including network monitoring and analysis tools, SIEM tools, correlation tools, threat & vulnerability databases
  • Undertakes own research to find information on threat and vulnerability (including using the internet)
  • Manages local response to non-major incidents in accordance with a defined procedure
  • Interacts and communicates effectively with the incident response team/process and/or customer incident response team/process for incidents

Technical Knowledge and Understanding:
  • Understands IT network features and functions, including virtual networking, principles and common practice in network security and the OSI and TCP/IP models, and the function and features of the main network appliances
  • Understands and can utilise at least three Operating System (OS) security functions and associated features
  • Understands and can apply the foundations of information and cyber security including: explaining the importance of cyber security and basic concepts including harm, identity, confidentiality, integrity, availability, threat, risk and hazard, trust and assurance and the 'insider threat' as well as explaining how the concepts relate to each other and the significance of risk to a business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Ability to interpret written requirements and technical specification documents
  • Effective telephone and e mail skills, including ability to communicate effectively with strangers under pressure, including reporting a security breach

Personal qualities

  • Can use own initiative
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs including English and maths or equivalent
  • Level 3 qualification
  • Relevant work/voluntary work experience

Future prospects

  • To be confirmed by employer

Things to consider

More information on the above can be found on the apprenticeship standard website. Link below:

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