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ICT Security Specialists establish, manage and administer organisation's ICT security policies and procedures to ensure preventive and recovery strategies are in place, and to minimise the risk of internal and external security threats.


  • accepts responsibility for the processes, procedures and operational management associated with system security and disaster recovery planning
  • liaises with security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources
  • analyses, recommends, installs and maintains software security applications and monitors contractual obligations, performance delivery and service level agreements.

To become an ICT Security Specialist

  • You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as network security, computer science or cyber security) to work as an ICT Security Specialist. Training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers.

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