An Introduction To Cyber Security And Careers, Wednesday 19th, Dundee

Cyber security doesn’t involve just businesses and the government. Your computer, tablet and mobile phone probably contain information that hackers and other criminals would love to have!! Protecting our systems and devices is big business, and the growing global skills shortage must be addressed to meet demand.

It’s not just technology companies that need people, skills and talent –

• more than half of all businesses and charities in the UK (54%) have a basic technical cyber security skills gap.
• There is an estimated shortage of 2.93 million cyber security professionals globally.

There are lots of opportunities to explore careers in Cyber Security in Scotland. A student can study for a National Progression Award in Cyber Security at school, progress to Higher National Certificates and Higher National Diplomas in Cyber Security at college, and then enter or articulate directly into a degree programme.

Lots of universities offer cyber security courses. Abertay were the first university in the world to offer a degree in Ethical Hacking back in 2006, and are the only university in the UK to offer a Masters programme in the subject.

Alternative routes for reskilling and upskilling are also available through a range of providers and programmes.

As part of Cyber Scotland Week, we are running this free workshop in partnership with Abertay University. The aim is to enhance colleague’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of cyber security skills, the variety of careers available and the different career pathways into cyber security.

Through the workshop we will cover:

• What is cyber security and why is it important?
• What does this mean for careers?
• What are the skills challenges?

The best way to beat a hacker is to be able to think like one! To bring this to life we will have a tame Abertay Ethical Hacker present to demonstrate how Hackers use social engineering techniques to compromise their victims. 


This workshop is open to anyone who has an interest in cyber security or cyber security careers.

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