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I’m Rebecca, a NatWest Cyber Security Analyst

I enjoy cracking challenging problems and finding ways to stay ahead of criminals by protecting company hardware, software, and networks. The main focus of my role is to understand company IT infrastructure in detail, monitor it at all times, and evaluate threats that could potentially breach the network. Day to day I look for vulnerabilities and risks in hardware and software, finding the best way to secure the IT infrastructure and constantly monitoring for attacks and intrusions.


Checkout the film of Rebecca to learn more about the role.

The skills you’ll need

Cyber Security Analysts need strong technical knowledge combined with other more general skills to be successful in role. But remember, these will be built over time and you won’t need to be able to demonstrate all of them straight away.

The job

The job may be known as other things depending on where you work:

  • Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Security Consultant
  • Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Security Architect

The questions you might be asked at interview

Interviews will vary from company to company, but here are some questions you might get asked to help you think about the skills and experiences you’ll need to be able to answer them.

Cyber Security Analyst Learning Pathway

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