98% of all businesses in the UK operate online in one way or another (Companies House), and the latest government statistics show that 43% of all businesses experienced a cyber attack or breach in 2018. A Cyber Intrusion Analyst looks for breaches in network security to ensure that a company’s systems stay protected and information remains secure.
They will typically monitor networks in real-time using various automated tools and learn how to understand the alerts they generate. Cyber Intrusion Analysts tend to work as part of a wider team to manage vulnerabilities and identify the sources of threats.
Candidates on this apprenticeship will learn how to spot anomalies in network data structures and write reports on their findings. They will work across at least three different Operating Systems to spot faults, using their in-built security functions and associated features.
The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 18 months to Gateway, with a three-month window for the End Point Assessment (EPA).
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A Levels, level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.
This leads to a Level 4 Advanced Apprenticeship qualification.
A portfolio of work
A final project
An employer reference
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