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Should I study Cyber Security or Digital Forensics?

Did you know that one small business in the UK is successfully hacked every 19 seconds (Hiscox) and that data breaches cost UK organisations an average of £2.9 million per breach (IBM)?

Stealing data, fraud, and hacking are stories we hear about frequently, and with the rise in technology brings more opportunity to breach cyber security. That is where Cyber Security and Digital Forensics come in; these two roles work together to protect systems from being attacked and to investigate when an incident has occurred. These roles are in high demand by employers to keep their networks and data safe, so if you’re interested in a career in this area there has never been a better time to start.

The work they do is very similar, but there are some key differences. Explore our infographic below to compare the differences of these roles and find out which one is right for you.

View an accessible version of our infographic: Cyber Security vs. Digital Forensics

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