We surveyed 109 cryptanalysts to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical cryptanalyst. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a cryptanalyst?
Working as a cryptanalyst typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that cryptanalysts are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.
Can I learn to become a cryptanalyst?
A career as a cryptanalyst typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a cryptanalyst?
It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a cryptanalyst.