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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

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Now that almost every business is dependent on technology in some way, cyber security is becoming vital to the economy. This is especially true where financial transactions and people’s personal data are involved. The consequences of security breaches involving either can be severe for individuals and businesses alike.

Security professionals can now be found at most major organisations, not just technology companies. There are many specialist cybersecurity companies offering specific products or services that can enhance a company’s security profile.

IT Security professionals typically studied computer engineering, programming or another information technology course, before moving on to develop security skills on the job or through further study at postgraduate level. But there are now specific computer security courses offered by universities at undergraduate level for students set on that path.

Occupations in Cybersecurity
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Forensic Computer Analyst

Investigates computer-based crime and gathers evidence to help build a case against suspected individuals or criminal networks.

IT/Cyber Security Specialist

Implements and monitors security protocols at the development stages of software systems, networks and data centres.