Budding cyber security professionals gained a valuable insight into the world of cyber security and how to pursue a career in the industry at last week’s event run by the not-for-profit Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and Cyber Security Challenge UK (CSC).
The event was organised as part of the IISP’s ongoing work with Universities to help develop the cyber security professionals of the future. Working with commercial organisations and government, the IISP promotes the growth of talent in the workplace and provides a universally-accepted focal point for the information security profession.
“It’s no secret that our industry is experiencing a skills shortage, so we urgently need to educate people on how the cyber security profession is evolving, what are the most sought-after skills, how leading organisations are filling the skills gap and most importantly, what individuals should be thinking about for their own career development,” said Amanda Finch general manager at the IISP. “By organising events like these we can directly promote our industry to those studying for an information security related degree, those about to enter the profession, junior professionals or those looking for a career change.”
Delegates got to attend a series of talks and workshops, as well as meet with experts from cyber focused organisations. Speakers included leading figures from industry and academia from the likes of Avecto, Barclay Simpson, BT, Manchester Metropolitan University, NCC Group, Plymouth University, UK Cloud and University of Manchester.