Cybersecurity Technical Writer

The Cybersecurity Technical Writer creates written cybersecurity content

Role overview

Cybersecurity Technical Writers create and oversee cybersecurity content, whether it’s composing reports, synthesizing data, creating manuals, or editing cybersecurity policies to resonate with the target audience. These professionals convert strategy into actionable steps or digestible copy, working with the organization’s needs and cybersecurity goals in mind to plan and proofread technical documentation. Technical writers can successfully expound on a variety of topics so that other professionals can easily understand and further use the company documentation they write.

Cybersecurity Technical Writers
may also be referred to as:
Cybersecurity Operations Technical Writer
Cybersecurity Technical Writer
Cyber Technical Writer
Cybersecurity Reporter
Cybersecurity Technical Writer
Information Security Analyst Technical Writer
Information Security Instructor/Writer

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
National Average
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience


Assists in collecting and organizing information for user manuals, training materials, installation guides, proposals, and reports.
Edits functional descriptions, system specifications, special reports, and any other customer deliverables and documents.
Expressing security policy, legal code, audit journaling, test results, and business plans so readers can understand.
Developing editorial processes to ensure effective proofreading and project deadline fulfilment.
Proofreading documents for grammatical, syntactical, and usage errors, spelling, punctuation, and adherence to standards.
Assists in document tracking and logging, and consults with technical staff to determine format, contents, and the organization of technical reports and proposals.
Tracking new information as it arises to keep company documentation up to date.
Preparing documents for compliance audits, cyber security and vulnerability assessments, and contributing to the development of the relevant compliance programs.

Tools & Environment

Cybersecurity Technical Writers need a knowledge of all content creation tools and the content management systems that their organization uses, as well as collaboration software in order to make edits and develop living documents with their teams.


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