Cyber security operations

What happens here?

Speciality areas:

  • Customer service and technical support
  • Incident and Problem management
  • Knowledge management
  • Network security services
  • Security Infrastructure System Administration
  • Systems Security Analysis
  • Incident Response
  • Threat intelligence and cyber hunting

What are some example roles in the area?

  • Manager Cyber Security Operations
  • Lead Security Operations
  • Lead Security Incident
  • Lead Security Analyst
  • Senior Security Specialist
  • Security Specialist

Incident management

As defined by the SFIA foundation: Incident management is the processing and coordination of appropriate and timely responses to incident reports, including channelling requests for help to appropriate functions for resolution, monitoring resolution activity, and keeping clients appraised of progress towards service restoration.

Here are some ways you could build this skill, which applies to a range of cyber security roles.

Certifications

  • CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • EC Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • EC Council Certified Incident Handler (CIH)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • CCNA
  • SANS GCWN
  • SANS GCIA
  • SANS GPPA

Courses

Nil

Frameworks

Nil

Security administration

As defined by the SFIA foundation: Security administration is the provision of operational security management and administrative services. Typically includes the authorisation and monitoring of access to IT facilities or infrastructure, the investigation of unauthorised access and compliance with relevant legislation.

Here are some ways you could build this skill, which applies to a range of cyber security roles.

Certifications

  • CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional
  • CRISC Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • EC Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • CCNA
  • SANS GCDA
  • SANS GSEC
  • SANS GCUX
  • SANS SCWN

Courses

  • COBIT 5
  • TAFE Cert IV - Cyber security
  • TAFE Advanced Diploma in Cyber security
  • Bachelor of Cybersecurity and Behaviour
  • Bachelor of Science – Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Computing and Cybersecurity

Frameworks

  • ISO 27001

Digital forensics

As defined by the SFIA foundation: Digital forensics is the collection, processing, preserving, analysing, and presenting of computer-related evidence in support of security vulnerability mitigation and/or criminal, fraud, counterintelligence, or law enforcement investigations.

Here are some ways you could build this skill, which applies to a range of cyber security roles.

Certifications

  • CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • EC Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • EC Council Certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • EC Council Certified Incident Handler (CIH)
  • EC Council Certified Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT)
  • CCNA
  • SANS GCFA
  • SANS GCFE
  • SANS GASF
  • SANS GCWN

Courses

Nil

Frameworks

Nil


Last Reviewed: 05 March 2019