ICT security specialists focus on protecting an organisation's data. They develop safe electronic storage for data, ensure that data transactions are monitored, and monitor networks for security breaches. They also assist in developing secure mobile access so that information can be safely accessed remotely via mobile devices. They create policies about how staff may transmit company information using devices such as USB drives or external online data services.
In Western Australia, ICT security specialists are employed in areas such as the finance sector, police and law enforcement, and defence and intelligence.