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Cyber Security Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Cyber Security interview, here are 47 interview questions and answer examples.

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Question 1 of 47

Can you recall a time your manager was unavailable when a situation arose that demanded an immediate resolution? How did you react?

When responding to this question, emphasize your willingness to take the initiative rather than complain about the manager's absence. Explain why you felt the need to take action and describe how you did so to resolve the immediate situation and then review the issue and your actions with your manager. Be prepared to answer a follow-up question about what you would do differently next time.

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47 Cyber Security Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. Can you recall a time your manager was unavailable when a situation arose that demanded an immediate resolution? How did you react?

  • Behavioral

    2. Please describe a situation where you needed to adapt a process, procedure, or technology differently from how you usually did things.

  • Behavioral

    3. Can you recall a time you were assigned a task that wasn't a part of your job description? How did you handle this, and what was the outcome?

  • Behavioral

    4. Can you give me an example of when you had to work with someone difficult to get along with? How did you handle the situation?

  • Behavioral

    5. Please tell me about a time when something major didn't go according to plan at work.

  • Behavioral

    6. Can you describe a time you were asked to do something you had never done before? How did you react?

  • Behavioral

    7. Tell me about a difficult decision you had to make in one of your previous roles.

  • Discovery

    8. When was the last occasion you asked for direct feedback from your manager?

  • Discovery

    9. Can you tell me what your home network consists of?

  • Discovery

    10. What is a professional achievement that you are proud of?

  • Discovery

    11. Describe a situation where you needed to persuade someone about an idea or process.

  • Discovery

    12. Why did you choose to interview with our organization rather than with others in our industry?

  • Discovery

    13. What's the most interesting thing about you that I didn't see on your resume?

  • Discovery

    14. Tell me about an aspect of your profession that makes you the most satisfied, energized, and productive at work.

  • Discovery

    15. What motivated you to make a move from your current role?

  • Discovery

    16. What's a misconception your coworkers have about you, and why do you believe they feel this way?

  • Leadership

    17. Can you give me an example of a time you led by example and describe what you did and how your team reacted?

  • Operational

    18. How will you detect an incident or data breach, and what steps do you take to prevent it from happening?

  • Operational

    19. What steps would you recommend our employees take to prevent identity theft?

  • Operational

    20. What are the various ways to inform employees about information security policies and procedures?

  • Operational

    21. Give me your opinion on Blockchain technology, and how do you think it will revolutionize cyber security?

  • Operational

    22. In a situation where a user needs admin rights on his system, what protocol do you follow to grant or restrict admin access?

  • Operational

    23. How do you assess the difference between a cyber threat, vulnerability, and risk?

  • Operational

    24. How do you protect connected mobile devices on your network from cyber attacks?

  • Operational

    25. Do you have a Cyber Security Incident Response Plan?

  • Operational

    26. What are your contingency protocols if your company gets hacked?

  • Operational

    27. What is a false positive and false negative alert in the case of Intrusion Detection Systems?

  • Operational

    28. Which user applications have you found are most susceptible to being hacked?

  • Operational

    29. What practices do you have in place to monitor and protect against suspicious malware, ransomware, and phishing activity?

  • Operational

    30. Recently, there have been several virus attacks; what have you done to protect your organization from these cyber attacks?

  • Operational

    31. How do you enforce the use of SSO (Single Sign-On) & MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) within your company?

  • Operational

    32. As a site administrator, what steps do you take to prevent incoming CSRF attacks?

  • Technical

    33. There are different levels of data classification; how are they structured, and why are they required?

  • Technical

    34. Can you tell me the difference between coding, encryption and hashing, and why they are important?

  • Technical

    35. What is the difference between ECB and CBC in an IT security environment?

  • Technical

    36. What is PKI, and does it bolster your cyber security defense?

  • Technical

    37. Explain the differences between TLS, SSL, and HTTPS, and what are the cyber security benefits?

  • Technical

    38. How do Ahrefs and SERP impact the security of a website?

  • Technical

    39. Does Google penalize websites with no cyber security?

  • Technical

    40. Can you explain what cognitive cybersecurity is?

  • Technical

    41. What are the two main types of DDOS attacks, and how can you prevent them?

  • Technical

    42. How does a three-way handshake work in a TCP/IP network?

  • Technical

    43. Can you describe the differences between a Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing?

  • Technical

    44. Please discuss the CIA triad in the context of cyber security.

  • Technical

    45. What is the difference between asymmetric and symmetric encryption, and which one is better?

  • Tehcnical

    46. What does it mean when there is a Googlebot breach?

  • Tehcnical

    47. Can you describe the difference between a Black Hat, White Hat and Grey Hat hacker?