Cybersecurity consultant

The cybersecurity consultant role includes a variety of mid-level information security positions focused on helping organizations improve their cybersecurity.

What does a cybersecurity consultant do?

Cybersecurity consultant duties vary depending on the needs of the client, but the core principal is evaluating and communicating an organization’s cybersecurity risk. Knowledge of security standards and frameworks is useful.

It is one of three mid-level, core cybersecurity roles mapped directly to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s CyberSeek model.

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Overview

Common job titles
  • Security consultant
  • Security specialist
  • Commercial security consultant
  • Information security consultant
  • Senior security consultant
U.S. job openings
  • 13,439
Most-requested skills
  • Information security
  • Project management
  • Linux
  • Information systems
  • Network security
  • Risk management
  • Cryptography
  • Python
  • UNIX

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