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GDPR offers new opportunity for CISO leadership in expanded corporate role

With so much at stake, organisations need capable leaders who can steer enterprise infrastructure, systems, and practices safely into GDPR compliance. The CISO is exactly the right person for this difficult task.

What does it take to be a cyber-security professional?

We should be reaching out to students at a much younger age so that they can make an informed decision when choosing their core curriculum and specialties such as STEM subjects, developing an analytical and curious mindset.

What business leaders should prioritise today to encourage women in tech

Business leaders need to step up and encourage the next generation of technical experts and leaders, because women represent an enormous (and, as yet, largely untapped) source of talent.

The rise of the cyber guru - the new must-have for the rich and famous

As high net worth individuals and celebrities find their personal data under attack, so the rise of cyber-advisors to the rich and famous have begun to make an appearance.

Understanding millennials critical in filling cyber-skills gap

Researchers say by 2022 there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers.

GCSE computing exam entrants falls, infosec job recruitment in trouble

The new GCSE was meant to have provided pupils skills for the future, but no one is doing the course, where did we go wrong?

Plugging the gap: Why are fewer women getting into cybersecurity?

The latest figures show the number of female cyber security professionals is reducing compared with previous years. What, SC's Kate O'Flaherty asks, is the industry doing wrong?

Software Testing Academy grads get hands-on exposure in cyber-security

Cyber-security specialists NCC Group has taken on 30 new recruits that have graduated from its Software Testing Academy.

Cyber Retraining Academy graduates seek roles with UK employers

The Cyber Retraining Academy, an HM Government cyber-security training programme devised and delivered by SANS has produced 55 GIAC certified, cyber-security practitioners.

Boosting firms' cyber talent helps grow UK IT vacancies by 12% in Q1

High profile data breaches have spurred companies to further investments in cyber-security talent, according to quarterly jobs index.

Availability of ready-made exploits helping young get into cyber-crime

The National Crimes Agency says young people aren't motivated by money or a certain ideology, rather looking for a sense of belonging and accomplishment.

Security pros face new pressures as they strive to safeguard employers

While more than half of information security decision makers feel increased pressure in their attempts to secure their organisation, there has been a shift in the source of this stress.

Gender diversity in tech critical to financial success

A recent survey of IT and tech leaders found that more than on average, the gender mix among their teams was 80 percent male and 20 percent female.

Career quandary: Should I include references in my CV?

Neville Rose, director at CV Writers, answers our reader's career dilemma on whether to include references in a CV.

Job Description: Penetration tester (white hat hacker)

As a penetration tester, you will be responsible for evaluating the security of an organisation's IT infrastructure by continuously assessing and exploiting vulnerabilities to find out where hacking threats may lie.

UK digital jobs growth brings cyber-skills shortage front and centre

The UK now has 1.64 million digital tech jobs, the increase is set to bring the current cyber-skills shortage front and centre.

Overcoming the cyber-security skills gap: experience vs qualifications

When it comes to overcoming the cyber-security skills gap, experience has been shown to be more important than people getting degrees and certifications.

Women represent just 7% of European cyber-security workforce

Proportion of female cyber-security workers in Europe among lowest in the world; while gender pay gap is the highest as female cyber-professionals earn approximately 15 percent less than men.

Apprenticeships in CNI aim to help develop future cyber-security pros

Protecting the UK's Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) from hostile cyber activity by strengthening the nation's cyber-security and resilience is a major operational priority for the government.

Why it's vital to galvanise a new generation of cyber-security pros

Adrian Adair explains why the future of stopping cyber-crime lies in the ability to inspire a wealth of new cyber-security personnel.

Digital businesses in the north taking on more apprentices than ever

In an effort to reduce the widening skills gap, digital businesses in the north of the UK are taking on more apprentices than ever.

International Women's Day: tech field lacking female role models

Workplace gender bias and a shortage of female role models are among the main barriers faced by women working in technology today. A variety of recently released data show that gender disparity still exists within technology, the fastest growing sector within the UK.

Guangdong, China and South African teams win global ICT competition

A team from Guangdong, China and South Africa share honours and win 1st prize after beating the best talent around the world in a global ICT skill competition held in Shenzhen, China this weekend.

ICYMI: MySQL ransom; Font scam; UK strategy; White Hat; Luxb'g DDoS'd

In case you missed it: MySQL dBs ransomed; Chome font scam; UK digital strategy; White Hat careers; Luxembourg DDoS'd

Free online course offers online privacy and cyber-security advice

A free cyber-security course being offered by Newcastle University's School of Computing Science is one of the latest ways to protect online privacy.

UK falling behind: only 43% of girls would consider a career in STEM

Nearly half (43 percent) of girls in the UK would consider a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), compared to 54 percent in Ireland and 50 percent in Russia.

Youth scheme shows telltale signs of early cyber-security aptitude

A scheme aimed at teaching young people online safety has published a list to show parents that their kids might have an interest IT security.

Job Description: Data security analyst

As a data security analyst, you will be responsible for managing information security for your employer, ensuring the internal infrastructure and network is secure and complies with regulations.

Career quandary: How can I get my CV through applicant tracking systems?

Neville Rose, director at CV Writers, answers our reader's career dilemma on how to get their CV through applicant tracking systems.

48% of UK workers are confident post-Brexit and looking for new jobs

Despite uncertainties brought on by the Brexit vote, almost half (48 percent) of UK workers are preparing to look for a new job.