As a crime preventer, you make the world a safer place. You could work in the fields of security and crime science to help protect us and keep us safe. You could be designing anti-theft devices, improving cyber security or finding the forensic evidence used in criminal trials.
Working individually or as part of a team, intrusion analysts review data on physical break-ins or cyber attacks, identify vulnerabilties and interact with customers to tackle problems and improve physical and on-line security.
Forensic scientists collect evidence at crime scenes to be used in legal trials. Biology helps solve crimes like murder and assault; chemistry is used for burglary and arson; and toxicology is used to detect drugs, alcohol or poisons.
A certified ethical hacker identifies weaknesses in systems, using the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate way. They check the security of computer systems used in government, defence, banking and health records.