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Detect breaches in network security, understand alerts and inform the incident response team about system breaches

The primary role of a cyber intrusion analyst is to detect breaches in network security, such as hacks and denial-of-service attacks, for escalation to incident response. As an apprentice cyber intrusion analyst, you’ll learn to use a range of automated tools to monitor networks in real time, as well as understand and interpret the alerts that are automatically generated by these tools, including integrating and correlating information from a variety of sources and in different forms and, where necessary, seek additional information to inform your judgement on whether or not the alert represents a security breach. When an alert warrants escalation, you’ll develop the skills necessary to provide notification and support your reasoning with evidence. You’ll typically work as part of a team, which you may lead, and will interact with customers and third-party sources of threat and vulnerability intelligence and advice.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Maths and ICT

Entry requirements: A-levels, level 3 apprenticeship, or other relevant qualifications or experience, and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £32,000 per annum

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