What does a Security Consultant do?
Security consultants analyze and assess security systems and measures in place. They study and outline possible breaches and will suggest applicable solutions where necessary and appropriate. They work one on one with clients to evaluate their unique needs to tailor-make a plan that works specifically for a client’s business or their personal life.
Security consultants work on security in the home, a business, online or a computer, or with self-defense training. They use their subject matter skills and expertise to advise clients on how to secure and protect their physical, monetary, and information capital. They can specialize in building security, computer security, or disaster security. They advise on installation for physical protection including video surveillance or hiring security personnel and on other security measures including background checks for new employees and conduct training on improvement of the security of property or information. They assess existing systems to stress test them for weaknesses and develop security plans and solutions. Security consultants need a minimum bachelor's degree and some employers prefer certification.
Security Consultant Salaries
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Security Consultant Career Path
Learn how to become a Security Consultant, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Security Consultant Insights
“Be able to handle work stress and pressure but based on my experience still manageable.”
“Noting to mention about the Aujas cons.. Aujas is a very good organization to work and enhance your skils”
“Superb team to work with.. and to grow your career in security domain.”
“Average pay (as absolute value) however compared to Greek standards it is above average.”
“This was the first job I had after college and what I can say is say the training here is terrible.”
“Good on the résumé and a great learning opportunity”
“The pay was fair and working remote is nice.”
“People are nice and helpful.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a security consultant
When working as a security consultant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Windows Operating Systems, Incident Response, CISSP, Cloud Computing and Programming Languages.
- Security Manager
- Information Security Engineer
- Information Security Analyst
- Information Security Specialist
The most common qualifications to become a security consultant is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.