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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

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Now that almost every business is dependent on technology in some way, cyber security is becoming vital to the economy. This is especially true where financial transactions and people’s personal data are involved. The consequences of security breaches involving either can be severe for individuals and businesses alike.

Security professionals can now be found at most major organisations, not just technology companies. There are many specialist cybersecurity companies offering specific products or services that can enhance a company’s security profile.

IT Security professionals typically studied computer engineering, programming or another information technology course, before moving on to develop security skills on the job or through further study at postgraduate level. But there are now specific computer security courses offered by universities at undergraduate level for students set on that path.

Occupations in Cybersecurity
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Forensic Computer Analyst

Investigates computer-based crime and gathers evidence to help build a case against suspected individuals or criminal networks.

IT/Cyber Security Specialist

Implements and monitors security protocols at the development stages of software systems, networks and data centres.