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How to get a job as a security engineer

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 25, 2016.

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    In a world where a teenager can remotely steal customers' bank and personal details and cause millions of pounds worth of damage to telecoms giant TalkTalk from his bedroom, the role of the security engineer has never been more important.

    The risk of financial and reputational damage caused by a data breach has led to greater demand for security engineers, and a growing skills gap.

    A Global Information Security Workforce Study cited by former Chancellor George Osborne in a speech in November predicts a 1.5 million employee shortage in the sector by 2020. "We will never succeed in keeping Britain safe in cyberspace unless we have more people with the cyber skills that we need," Osborne told the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

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