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.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Security Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$6,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$4K
Median: $6K
$10K
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Security Consultant Career Path

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Security Consultant Insights

Read what Security Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
AujasAujas
Cyber Security Consultant
13 Apr 2020

“Noting to mention about the Aujas cons.. Aujas is a very good organization to work and enhance your skils”

SecurEyesSecurEyes
Information Security Consultant
4 Aug 2021

“Superb team to work with.. and to grow your career in security domain.”

CENSUSCENSUS
Information Security Consultant
5 Mar 2021

“Average pay (as absolute value) however compared to Greek standards it is above average.”

NetSPINetSPI
Security Consultant
19 Aug 2019

“This was the first job I had after college and what I can say is say the training here is terrible.”

AccentureAccenture
Cyber Security Consultant
16 Jan 2021

“Good on the résumé and a great learning opportunity”

Archetype SCArchetype SC
Senior Security Consultant
12 Apr 2021

“The pay was fair and working remote is nice.”

SynopsysSynopsys
Security Consultant
2 Aug 2021

“People are nice and helpful.”

SecuriMaxSecuriMax
Security Consultant
6 Oct 2019

“This is outside sales and you are NOT entitled to minimum wage if you don’t make any sales.”

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