IT Security Consultants: What Do They Do and Why Does their Job Matter?

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There are many different types and subtypes of IT consultants. Some are specialists in IT software like apps, programs, websites; and some grew their roots deeply in niches such as healthcare, fintech, or ERP. But one type that is imperative for businesses is IT security consultancy. 

Together with the growing number of companies that adopting Work-from-Home set-up, comes the swelling risk of cyber security attacks and black hat practices. To avoid stiff fines, disruption of business operations, and decline of your good reputation, preventing these threats is an absolute necessity.

What is an IT Security Consultant?

An IT Consultant implements cyber security measures to protect your data.

Without a reliable IT security service, the business is at risk against cyber attacks such as viruses, phishing, malware, and ransomware. Worse, data breaches will cause the client to suffer stiff fines and ruin his company’s reputation.

At Troinet, our team of engineers provides IT network and security services that can save you from these nightmares. We make sure safeguards are in check so you can focus on your core business.

With our IT consulting, your dreams for a better business network can be a reality.

Importance of Cyber Security Consultancy

IT Security can make or break an organization or cause a huge loss of money. Cyber attacks infiltrate business servers, accounts, database, firewalls, mobiles and personal computers.

The usual aims of hackers are: 

  • gain access to critical information
  • collect sensitive customer data 
  • total deletion 
  • profanity
  • vandalism

They aim at government databases to mine sensitive military information, digitally alter financial records to steal millions from banks, or capture personal information in exchange of ransom.

No matter what size an organization is, a measure of IT security is crucial in order to protect sensitive business and customer data.

What Does an IT/Cybersecurity Consultant Do?

Through their profound knowledge and exposure, IT Consultants help prevent cyber attacks. 


  • Assesses IT infrastructure, software, network and computer systems for vulnerabilities
  • Designs and proposes the best cyber security solutions for an organization
  • Introduce Solutions to prevent the theft of financial data for financial institutions or financial records
  • Rescue or Prevent hackers from executing data alteration, data deletion, data modification, unauthorized access, or data vandalism against IT infrastructures and devices
  • Make recommendations for security upgrades that would enhance security, eliminate vulnerabilities, and reinforce defense against attacks


Some IT security consultants are network engineers who are adept at cybersecurity risks associated with physical infrastructure and devices used such as servers, wireless, and routers.

IT consultants may conduct technical tests like AV or penetration testing and virus and spyware analysis, and evaluate all entry points where data may be put at risk.

If the client or project is just starting, IT security consultants give recommend the best solutions based on what suits best in each phase of the life cycle. This is also called Lifecycle-based IT Security Consulting. 

It’s interesting to note that some cybersecurity analysts and consultants are former hackers who decided to channel their skill into helping companies.

When these preliminary requisites are satisfied or agreed, the IT consult proceeds in making an IT Security Program or Proposal. The document may come with a calendar, a timeline of activities, or a schedule.

The consultant, upon agreement, implements it together with his team. The proposal may include installing security devices, modifying physical infrastructures, changing cabling system, or installing a proper security software.

How Much Does an IT Consultancy Cost?

There are various types of payment structures ranging from hourly, daily, project-based, and ROI-based flat rate. Each scheme has its corresponding pros and cons, but we are using and recommending the ROI-based flat rate. 

This is highly beneficial for both the client and the IT security consultant. The goal is proactivity. Meaning, the IT consultant is paid in a retainer set-up to make sure that problems are prevented from happening on the onset, rather than being reactionary. 

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Wayne Roye CEO Troinet IT Services Support in New York New Jersey

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Wayne Roye is the Founder and CEO of Troinet, a privately held technology consulting firm based in New York City. Troinet's goal is to help companies make better decisions around technology.

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