IT Security Co-Ordinator

Job Description:

IT security co-ordinators protect their client's data from illegal access, theft and misuse.

Job Category:
IT Industry

What you will do:

In this role you could:

  • assess risks to computer systems
  • develop plans to minimise potential threats
  • design new security systems or upgrade existing ones
  • test and evaluate security products
  • plan how to recover if security breaches happen
  • use ethical hacking to find security flaws
  • investigate breaches
  • make sure procedures meet network security standards
  • create reports for managers and users


You’ll need:

  • broadcasting and telecommunications knowledge
  • to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

As well as:

  • analytical thinking skills
  • the ability to use your initiative (drive)
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • complex problem-solving skills
  • excellent written communication skills
  • adaptability
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Entry Requirements:

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • working towards this role

You could do a foundation degree, degree or postgraduate course in:

  • computing
  • information systems
  • project management
  • business management

Courses with industry placements or summer internships may help you develop your skills.

You may be able to apply for a trainee IT security position with a company after doing a Digital Support Services Course (T Level in the UK)

You could do a cyber security technologist higher apprenticeship or a cyber security technical professional degree apprenticeship.

This will involve a mix of learning in the workplace and study.

You could start work as an IT support technician after leaving school. Then you can train on the job or get more qualifications.

Direct Application
You can apply to work as an IT security co-ordinator once you have experience in IT management, network engineering or cyber intelligence.

Working Hours and Environment:

You could work at a client’s business or in an office.


Career Path & Progression:

With experience you could move into network management, IT project management or security consultancy.

You could work for the police, security services or specialist law firms who investigate computer crimes.