Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a cyber security consultant.

A Cyber Security Consultant works with organizations to ensure their computer information systems are secure. He/she determines who can access the company's information and plans, coordinates and implements the security programs. This position uses its specialized expertise and up to date knowledge that exceeds all the other staff to protect against web threats that facilitate cyber crimes like malware, phishing, viruses, information malware, and hacking, etc.

Other major responsibilities include determining the most practical way to protect computers, networks, software, data and information systems against any possible attacks, interviewing staff and heads of departments to determine specific security issues, performing vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments, researching safety standards, security systems and authentication protocols, preparing cost estimates and identify integration issues for IT project managers

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Try to be a good influence to other people and to help them use their skills and capabilities in the right manner.

Exercise great creativity and ingenuity when analyzing problems and coming up with solutions.

[employee comments goal]

Seek for necessary help anytime I am faced with any troubleshooting problem.

Learn to give and receive constant feedback on the task being handled.

[employee comments goal]

Keep one's focus on building real connections with the people one meets instead of just socializing or trying to sell own products

Ask the contacts one already has to refer other contacts in order to build and expand own network

[employee comments goal]

Do not overlook any alarming or risky sign that shows in any employee

Take some coaching for better skills in performing assessments and appraisals

[employee comments goal]

Make new friends at work every day and try to develop good working relationships with people that one works with most often

Look at the bigger picture and stop focusing on minor issues at work such as making a mistake

[employee comments goal]

Always discuss a problem with the person involved instead of discussing it with other employees behind his/her back

Keep deadlines and commitments and make sure all affected colleagues know in advance when one is not in a position to meet these commitments

[employee comments goal]

Understand how to document, manage, and assess project risks and develop mitigation and contingency plans

Provide accurate and timely information regarding tasks, strategies, schedules, plans, and organization structure to stakeholders

[employee comments goal]

Constantly use the internet to search for information easily and encourage others to do so

Learn to ask for assistance when faced with challenges related to new technology trends

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort to learn more math skills and apply them effectively when analyzing problems and designing solutions

Always develop designs that meet safety requirements and legal guidelines

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate more willingness to learn how to use cross-platform programming languages

Show more interest to follow and learn the latest trends in programming

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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