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Cyber Security: New scheme aims to bring more women into the industry

The chronic shortage of women in the cyber security is starting to being addressed with a new training scheme devised by Protection Group International (PGI), supported by Hawker Chase, a specialist cyber recruitment consultant. The cyber gap, the difference between the demand for cyber security professionals and their supply, is projected to reach 1.8million by 2022, with women currently only make up 20% of the industry’s workforce. Women in Cyber, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport sponsored training programme, converts candidates into an entry level cyber security professional, with employment guaranteed before training starts. Candidates just need to demonstrate aptitude for this kind of work (both technical and non-technical) and the training aims to do the rest.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Express

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