CYBER INTRUSION ANALYST - LEVEL 4

CYBER INTRUSION ANALYST LEVEL 4

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE

A Cyber Intrusion Analyst detects breaches in network security, understand alerts and inform incident response teams about system breaches. They will use various automated tools to monitor networks in real-time, understand and interpret the alerts automatically generated by those tools.

When an Analyst has decided that a security breach has is detected, he or she will escalate to an incident response team, or other determined action, providing both notification of the breach and evidence with reasoning that supports the judgement that a breach has occurred.  An Analyst will typically work as part of a team (or may lead a team), and interact with external stakeholders, including customers and third-party sources of threat and vulnerability intelligence and advice.

Typical Job Roles

Secure Operations Centre (SOC) Analyst, Intrusion Analyst, Network Intrusion Analyst, Incident Response Centre (IRC) Analyst, Network Operations Centre (NOC) Security Analyst

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A’ Levels, Level 3 apprenticeship or other relevant qualification relevant experience and/or an aptitude test with a focus on functional maths.

COURSE OVERVIEW AND LEARNING

The course is delivered at the employer’s place of business. Learners will develop the skills, technical knowledge and understanding of how to apply the foundations of cyber security concepts including harm, identity, confidentiality, integrity, availability, threat, risk and hazard, trust and assurance and the ‘insider threats’.  They will explain how the concepts relate to each other and the significance of risk to a business.

Apprentices must achieve each of the Ofqual-regulated Knowledge Modules, as summarised below: -

■ Knowledge Module 1: Networks

■ Knowledge Module 2: Operating Systems

■ Knowledge Module 3: Information and Cyber Security Foundations

■ Knowledge Module 4: Business Processes

■ Knowledge Module 5: Law, Regulation and Ethics

END-POINT ASSESSMENT

■ Summative portfolio of work

■ Synoptic work-based project

■ Structured  Interview

■ Employer Reference

Professional Recognition

Upon completion, this apprenticeship is recognised for entry to IISP Associate Membership and for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.

EMPLOYERS INVOLVED IN CREATING THE TRAILBLAZER STANDARD:

IBM, Capgemini, Microsoft, Cisco, BT, HP, The Royal Signals, Lowe and Partners, Qinetiq, Weboo, 4Ps Marketing, Fujitsu, Accenture, Atos, CGI, Visa, Contentive, Thales, Ticket Master, NCA, Virgin Media

FEES: Fully Funded for 16-18 yrs Employer contribution 5% 19+

DURATION: 24 Months