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Cyber Security

Glocomms: A specialist Cyber Security talent partner

The world of Cyber Security is rapidly changing, and the demand for skilled professionals is increasing. Companies need to ensure their data and networks stay secure, and they are turning to the expertise of Cyber Security professionals to help them do just that.

At Glocomms, we specialize in providing top-tier cybersecurity talent on a permanent or freelance basis. Our experienced consultants have a deep understanding of the cybersecurity industry and can help you find the perfect candidate to meet your specific needs. Whether you're looking for a permanent employee with expertise in threat detection and response, network security, or cloud security, or a freelancer to help with a short-term project, we can help you find the right fit quickly and efficiently.

We understand that hiring for cybersecurity positions can be challenging, which is why our team is here to guide you through every step of the process. We strive to provide the best possible experience for both parties, making sure everyone is satisfied. If you're looking to hire a Cyber Security professional, or if you're a job seeker looking for the right opportunity, take a look at our live roles or submit your live vacancy to us.

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Benefits of working with us

Our Cyber Security recruitment specialists support growing technology businesses source the right go-to-market strategy talent, manage the recruitment process and facilitate onboarding. With multi-lingual language support, we provide international recruitment expertise to secure business-critical talent across Europe.

Our recruitment benefits


We have a decade’s worth of Cyber Security experience as a leading talent partner in Technology.


A vast, global network of the best, in-demand Cyber Security talent.


Our award-winning talent specialists offer bespoke, tailored guidance on the latest hiring trends.

At Glocomms, we are dedicated to cultivating enduring alliances grounded in trust, honesty, and shared prosperity. Our commitment lies in delivering customized solutions that align with your distinct demands, granting adaptable alternatives to match your Cyber Security recruitment preferences. Whether you seek swift placement for pivotal roles or aspire for strategic talent acquisition solutions, our arsenal of resources and proficiency ensures successful outcomes. Share your vacancy with us today.

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Cyber Security Jobs

At Glocomms, we're excited about the future of technology Cyber Security. We encourage you to visit our Cyber Security Jobs to explore the cutting-edge roles we're filling in this transformative sector. Shape tomorrow's tech world with us; your future begins at Glocomms.

Director of Information Security

Currently partnered with an exciting financial services company who is looking to bring on a Director of Information Security to their team! As the Director of Information Security you'd be responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership across teams that support enterprise security initiatives. Also, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining an enterprise wide information security program to assure assets are protected. Responsibilities Include: Responsible for the planning and development of an enterprise information security strategy and best practices in support of the enterprise information security architecture. Ensure adequate security solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms to sufficiently mitigate identified risks, and to meet business objectives and regulatory requirements. Monitor significant systems development and implementations to ensure delivery of IT security standards, implementation of best practices, adherence to security architecture, and the overall security of enterprise data. Create security policies and procedures and ensure that systems are documented and kept current. Consult and assist senior IT and business leaders with their information security risks and the responsibility for minimizing those risks. Experience implementing Information Security best practices, regulatory and compliance requirements; HIPAA, PCI, FISMA and SOX related standards Implement risk management frameworks; NIST CSF, CRISC, RIMS or similar. Develop & Implement processes and methods for auditing and addressing non-compliance to information security standards; facilitate migration of non-compliant environments to compliant environments.. Research, design, and advocate new technologies, architectures and security products that will support security requirements for the enterprise and its customers, business partners, and vendors. Create business-relevant metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation and increase the maturity of the security program. Develop and implement a company-wide Information Security training program to assure the organization's workforce is knowledgeable of Information Security policies, practices, and relevant guidance appropriate to their role in the organization. Qualifications Include: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems (or related degree), or equivalent experience. 7+ years experience in information technology. 7+ years experience in information security. 7+ years of people leadership experience. Strong technical knowledge required, including security operations, engineering and cyber security, endpoint protection, governance, risk and compliance, and identity management. Strong understanding of systems including but not limited to Windows, Unix, Linux and Virtualization technologies. Knowledge of iSeries and Cloud service technologies a plus. Ability to function in a fast-changing environment and to respond rationally to changing requirements in a deadline-driven situation. Strong planning and organizing skills. Excellent communication skills. If this sounds like a fit for you, please apply now!

US$180000 - US$230000 per year

Network Security Architect

A fast-growing technology company is searching for a seasoned Security Architect, specializing in network security and access control. The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years of experience in networking and security, and at least 3 years in architecture. Requirements - Expert knowledge of network access control, zero trust, network and cyber security - Prior experience with relevant industry regulations and security standards for the Tech Industry - Experience with Software-Defined Networking, SASE, CASB, and Zero Trust concepts. - High-level ability to communicate with cross-functional stakeholders, global exp preferred. Location: San Jose, CA Compensation: Negotiable, based on experience and levelling. Salary range is $180-300k Please apply to the ad if interested!

US$200000 - US$300000 per year
San Jose

Information Security Analyst

Join our team as an Information Security Analyst in Northern Virginia! Our client, a leading organization within the Cyber & Security sector is seeking to hire an experienced Information Security Analyst for their office located in Houston. The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing and implementing security measures to protect the company's computer systems and networks from cyber-attacks. Qualifications: Education: - Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, IT or relevant field Experience: - Minimum 5 years of experience working with information security Skills: - Expert knowledge of cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST CSF. - Experience creating incident response plans - In-depth understanding of threat intelligence platforms - Strong communication skills that can convey technical concepts clearly Responsibilities (but not limited to): The following are some key responsibilities that come along with this position; * Conduct vulnerability assessments on existing applications * Develop policies and procedures related to data protection standards * Analyze network traffic patterns using various tools like Wireshark * Monitor system logs looking out for any suspicious activities Salary package:$155000 per annum+benefits If you meet these requirements we encourage you apply today!

US$155000 - US$155001 per annum
Virginia Beach

Program Manager

Program Manager Chambery, Auvergne-Rhones-Alpes French and English speaking Hybrid Working - 50% on site Start Date - 18/03/2024 is possible, can be slightly flexible Initial Contract until 31/12/2024 with extensions to follow TJM : 500-700€ Customer Details Our customer is a trail-blazer in the Energy Sector, their mission as a business is to help their customers improve upon their Energy usage and to support them in their journey to become Carbon Neutral. They have spent the last few years investing heavily in their IT, Systems, Cloud and eCommerce, so their goal for 2024 and beyond is to make sure they are secure as possible as a business. They are a fantastic company to work for and one were working with them can make a huge difference to the planet, they offer solutions to their customers to become more Environmentally friendly. Glocomms have a great relationship with their team and have been responsible for hires into the business in the past. Job Details Program Manager Primary responsibilities will include working closely with their Department heads to ease their Project workload and to run projects from a 'Back Office/Back End' perspective, coordinating staffing requests, project planning, hiring new people into the team, managing budgets and writing regular reports for the Senior Stakeholders within the business. No specific technical knowledge is required, but someone with skills using Jira will be highly appreciated. You will be situated in the Information Security department, so any knowledge in this area will massively support your application. Experience working in both Agile and Scrum environments is essential to work within their teams. You will be working closely with a number of their department heads and reporting directly into their Global Head of Cyber Security, but they are not a massive organisation so the management hierarchy is very simple and you will have the ability to make some really interesting contributions towards their wider business. Given the International context of the team, the customer needs both a French and English speaker. There is a fantastic opportunity for extension past the initial contract period, you will be a key figure within their department so should they be happy with the work your producing there is certainly a big chance for extensions. No specific certificates are required, but any relevant Project Management certificates will certainly add to your application. Get in Touch +44 203 758 8905 james.evans(@)

€500 - €700 per day

Red Team/Penetration Tester

Red Team/Penetration Tester Glocomms is partnered with a Tech Consultancy firm in the search for Red Team/Penetration Testers to join the Security Operations team. The position will focus on improving clients overall security posture by identifying threat and vulnerabilities, conducting attack simulations, gather threat intel, carry out network and applications pen-test's, mobile device testing, and social engineering. Key responsibilities: Conduct attack simulations and create threat scenarios to test the security posture of the organization's infrastructure, web applications, mobile applications, network applications. Conduct intelligence gathering, manual and automated pen-tests, social engineering, and threat emulation activities. Develop, implement, and maintain customer testing tools. Create payloads/exploits to be utilized during Red Team activities. Be proficient in using scripting and automation skills to convert manual maintenance and audit functions into orchestrated automation. Create artifacts and represent finding to senior managements. Collaborate with management to improve policies and procedures to support red team activities and security testing. Collaborate with Blue/Purple Team, Engineering, Infrastructure, and Software teams on remediation efforts, evidence gathering, and strategic road-map planning. Experience required: Experience in network, application, emissions, and physical security. Extensive skills in social engineering and intelligence gathering. Strong experience with custom scripting (python, PowerShell, bash, etc.) and process automation. Hands-on experience using tools such as Kali, Armitage, Cobalt Strike, Nmap ,Metasploit, Qualys, Nessus, Burp Suite, Wireshark, Bloodhound, Recon-NG, Netsparker, Ettercap/Bettercap, Hashcat, Ida Pro, Ghidra, Sublist3r, Rubeus, Mimikatz, CrackMapExec, Exploitdb, Yersinia, Impacket, etc.). Deep knowledge of database security testing (MSSQL, DB2, MySQL, etc.). Knowledge of MacOS, Windows, Unix, Cisco, and Mainframes, platforms, and controls.

US$150000 - US$200000 per year

Senior Cyber Security Systems Programmer

Senior Cyber Security Systems Programmer - Remote Our client, a leading aerospace company based in Houston is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Senior Cyber Security Systems Programmer to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing cutting-edge cyber security systems that protect the company's sensitive data against potential threats. Qualifications: - Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field - Minimum of 5 years' experience working as a cybersecurity engineer - Strong knowledge of z/OS operating system - Top Secret Clearance Required Responsibilities include but not limited to: * Developing advanced software programs/systems tailored towards enhancing network security protocols * Implementing effective measures aimed at detecting any form of intrusion on organizational networks by unauthorized personnel/users * Working closely with other members across different departments such as Research & Development teams etc., providing support where necessary throughout project lifecycles If you are passionate about making impact through deploying your expertise toward ensuring safety over digital assets (information) while being able communicate effectively using latest tech tools like Z/os , please submit your resume today!

US$110000 - US$125000 per annum

Information Systems Security Officer

We have a current opportunity for an Information Systems Security Officer- Tampa on a permanent basis. For further information about this position please apply.

US$160000 - US$160001 per annum

Senior Linux System Administrator

Title: Senior Linux System Administrator for an IT Defense Organization Introductory Paragraph: Our client is a leading IT Defense Organization seeking an experienced Senior Linux System Administrator to join their team. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of system administration with proven experience working on large-scale projects. Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or equivalent - 5+ years' experience as a Linux Admin/System Administrator - Strong communication skills both written and verbal Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be responsible for the following tasks but not limited to them; * Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting servers running CentOS/RedHat. * Deploying new applications via automation tools (e.g. Ansible). * Monitoring server availability/performance using monitoring systems such as Nagios/Zabbix/Prometheus/Grafana; creating custom scripts/plugins where necessary. * Providing escalation support during incidents/outages that require senior level intervention. Skills: The position requires the following technical skill set; * Strong understanding of networking technologies including TCP/IP protocols, routing/firewall concepts etc… * Experience setting up web/application/database environments across multiple data centers/geographies - preferably AWS/Azure hosting platforms Salary & Benefits: This is a permanent, fully remote role paying $90k per annum plus benefits which include health insurance coverage options among others. Conclusion: If you are looking for your next challenge within IT Infrastructure management then this could be it! Apply now by submitting your CV today through our website quoting reference number #SYSADMIN01

US$90000 - US$95000 per annum

Senior Information Security Engineer

Job Title: Senior Information Security Engineer Join a prestigious law firm in New York as a Senior Information Security Engineer, as technical security lead for the safeguarding and general oversight of their network. Using a range of security tools and applications, you'll also need to rely on technical expertise to manipulate and look beyond what the tools are telling you! Responsibilities include enhancing existing security solutions, identifying new tools to mitigate security risks, and leading deployment and maintenance efforts for various security systems such as Antivirus, IPS, malware detection, DLP, Identity and Access Management, and encryption tools. Staying updated on current vulnerabilities, attacks, and security developments is crucial for success in this role. Compensation: This permanent position offers a highly competitive base salary of up to $205,000 (pending individual experience) and includes a competitive annual bonus, along with great health benefits. One perk of the legal industry is market stability! Qualifications: - Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity or related field - 8+ years of experience in a technical security engineering position - CISSP certification preferred Location: New York City based role, some onsite from time to time but open to remote as standard if within 2 hours commuting distance from their office location. If you're looking for an exciting challenge where no two days are the same then apply now! GloComms has been engaged by their client on confidential basis so please reach out if interested.

US$190000 - US$205000 per year
New York

Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert

Join Our Team as a Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert Introductory: Are you an experienced cyber security professional who is passionate about making the digital world safer? If so, our client based in both New York and Germany wants to hear from you! They are currently seeking a skilled Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert to join their team on a permanent basis. This role offers not only exciting opportunities for career progression but also competitive benefits. Job Summary: As part of this dynamic organization that operates within Aerospace & Defense sector, your primary responsibilities will include; - Developing and implementing effective strategies for cyber risk analysis - Conducting audits and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations such as Glocomms. - Designing robust security engineering systems - Identifying vulnerabilities through information gathering techniques Qualifications Required: To be successful in this position of relevance, we require someone possessing at least Bachelor's Degree (preferably Master's) or equivalent work experience along with strong communication skills. Additionally having CISSP certification would provide added advantage. Skills Required: The ideal candidate should possess following skill sets ; -Cybersecurity Engineer expertise, -Knowledgeable about Information Security, -Possess sound knowledge regarding Compliance aspects Don't miss out on the opportunity to become part of an innovative organization where cybersecurity plays integral role towards safeguarding future success! Apply now by submitting your CV today!

US$190000 - US$190001 per annum

Senior Cloud Vulnerability Lead

Senior Cloud Vulnerability Lead Hybrid | Dallas, TX or Philadelphia, PA $160,000 - $180,000 base salary* Glocomms partnered with a leading investment management firm in the search for a Senior Cloud Vulnerability Lead to play a pivotal role in shaping the attack surface management by identifying and managing vulnerabilities across the poly-cloud infrastructure. You will utilize cloud security assessment tools (CNAPP/CWPP/CSPM) to monitor the AWS, Azure, or GCP infrastructure for vulnerabilities and security configuration weaknesses. You will collaborate closely with various stakeholders to refine prioritization, validate vulnerability impact, advise on mitigation strategies, and provide timely reporting for remediation progress. You will also navigate zero-day events by swiftly managing VM lifecycle, handling escalations, creating specialized reports, and conducting investigations. Qualifications: 5+ years of relevant experience in cloud security engineering and vulnerability management Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Proficiency in AWS, Azure, or GCP. Familiarity with Wiz, Prisma, CrowdStrike, Qualys, Aqua, or Palo Alto Prisma preferred Understanding of Kubernetes preferred *Compensation dependent on candidate experience and background

US$160000 - US$180000 per year

Cloud Security & Infrastructure Engineer

I' m currently partnered with an exciting generative AI-powered research and data platform to bring on a Cloud Security & Infrastructure Engineer to their security team. This client is at the forefront of cutting edge developments in AI to provide new platforms for search, analysis and knowledge discovery. This is an amazing opportunity to play a pivotal role in deploying their AI stack on-prem and collaborating with client and development teams to make critical decisions regarding infrastructure and architecture. Your role will be instrumental in ensuring SOC2 compliance and scaling their solutions while working on the front lines with AI and financial data processing. This is an on site opportunity based in NYC with the potential for hybrid work. Compensation ranges from 120K - 160K Base + Equity. Qualifications: 6 + years of experience working as a cloud architect or similar role. Expertise with AWS or Azure Strong knowledge of cloud security concepts such as authentication/authorization using OAuth, and managing JWT tokens Expertise with Terraform or alternate infra as code languages Expertise with SOC2 or HIPAA Expertise with Python and Bash to automate work flows. Expertise with Kubernetes Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non technical stakeholders. If you enjoy a technical role where you are able to get your hands dirty and have immense impact, this could be the opportunity for you!

US$120000 - US$160000 per year
New York

Cyber Security News & Insights

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As Digital Threats Skyrocket, the Answer Lies in Professional Defense

In today's digital landscape, where businesses are increasingly dependent on online platforms and cloud systems, cyber threats loom large. Every breach headline reminds us of the vulnerability of our digital assets. While technologies have evolved rapidly, so too have the strategies of cybercriminals. According to the latest IBM Data Breach Report, 83% of organizations experienced more than one data breach during 2022.To stay ahead, businesses must realize that mere firewalls and anti-virus solutions aren't sufficient anymore. What's required now is a solid human defense line — a team of dedicated cybersecurity professionals.The Endless Threat LandscapeIt's not just about hacking now. Phishing, ransomware, insider threats, zero-day exploits — the list is endless. And now, with the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), the threat matrix has expanded exponentially. Cybercriminals are leveraging AI to craft more sophisticated and targeted attacks, making their intrusions harder to detect and counteract. Their methods are evolving at a rapid pace, often outstripping traditional defense mechanisms. Confronting this amplified threat landscape requires not just advanced tools but also experts who deeply understand the evolving nature of these threats, especially in the context of AI-enhanced cyberattacks.Why Hiring Cybersecurity Professionals is Non-NegotiableDeep-Dive Expertise: Cybersecurity professionals are trained to address the complexities of the digital threat landscape. They bring a holistic understanding of both the technical and behavioral aspects of cyber threats.Proactive Threat Management: Instead of reacting to breaches, cybersecurity experts focus on proactive measures, detecting vulnerabilities, and patching them before they can be exploited.Customized Strategy: Every business is different, with its unique set of digital assets, software, and infrastructure. Cybersecurity professionals can design and implement tailored strategies that fit perfectly with a company's specific needs.The Glocomms AdvantageWhile understanding the need for cybersecurity professionals is one thing, finding the right ones is another challenge. This is where Glocomms proves invaluable.Why Source Cybersecurity Talent from Glocomms?Leading professionals: We connect businesses with top cybersecurity talent sourced from our vast, global network of candidates. These are individuals who have showcased exemplary skills and knowledge in their domain.Staying Ahead of the Curve: The professionals in our network at Glocomms are not only equipped with current expertise but also continuously upgrade their knowledge to stay ahead of emerging threats.Holistic Defense Approach: By hiring through us, you're not just getting a professional. You're acquiring a strategic partner who can align with your business goals and create bespoke hiring strategies, while ensuring a robust defense against cyber threats.In an era where data is as precious as gold and a company's reputation is its most invaluable asset, prioritizing cybersecurity isn't just wise — it's imperative. As cyber threats grow more intricate and relentless, the need for top cybersecurity professionals becomes more pressing.If you're a hiring manager, recognizing the urgency of this matter is only the first step. Action is what counts. If you're looking to enhance your company's cybersecurity and wish to engage with the best in the field, don't leave it for another day.Request a call back from us today or submit your job specification. Let us help you navigate the vast talent landscape, ensuring that your business is not only protected but also primed for a secure digital future. In the world of cybersecurity, the time to act is always now.

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Criminals are Looking to Create Their Own ChatGPT Clones

In a world where technology is advancing at an alarming rate, it's no surprise that criminals are looking to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Recently, dark corners of the internet have started buzzing with rumors: cybercriminals claim they have successfully cloned OpenAI’s groundbreaking ChatGPT, and they're looking to integrate this high-level tech into their malevolent schemes.ChatGPT and Its Influence on the Tech LandscapeFor those unfamiliar, OpenAI’s ChatGPT is a chatbot built on a robust machine learning architecture. Its ability to generate human-like text has both thrilled and alarmed many, resulting in a rush of new startups aiming to harness its capabilities. The platform has found a home in numerous applications, from customer support to tutoring and beyond.But with every technological leap, there's a shadowy figure lurking in the background, looking for ways to exploit the innovation. In the case of ChatGPT, these shadowy figures are cybercriminals.The Threat of ChatGPT Clones in Malicious HandsIf these claims of cloned versions of ChatGPT hold any truth, there are concerning implications. Imagine receiving a phishing email that's so well-crafted, it becomes nearly indistinguishable from a legitimate message. These AI-powered emails could contain persuasive language, perfectly mimicking the style and tone of the person or organization they're imitating. This could increase the success rate of phishing campaigns.Furthermore, in the realm of malware, an AI model could potentially be trained to craft malicious code that changes and evolves, making it difficult for traditional security measures to detect and neutralize it.Skepticism Surrounding Cybercriminal ClaimsHowever, it's essential to approach these claims with a healthy dose of skepticism. Developing a clone of a sophisticated model like ChatGPT is no small feat. It requires vast resources, not to mention expertise. The possibility exists that these alleged ChatGPT clones are scams in their own right – an attempt by criminals to intimidate or bluff, or even to sell counterfeit versions of the tech to gullible buyers on the dark web.It's also worth considering that any legitimate ChatGPT clone will still have limitations. AI, no matter how advanced, can still make mistakes and can often be identified by the telltale signs of machine-generated text.The way forwardThe chatter about cybercriminals possibly harnessing AI, as illustrated by the ChatGPT clones narrative, underscores a vital point for every cybersecurity professional out there: The realm of cybersecurity is fluid, evolving in tandem with technological advancements, so continuous learning and adaptation is vital.While it's true that AI tools, like every technology, can be a double-edged sword, they also present an unmatched opportunity. By proactively learning about emerging AI tools, cybersecurity professionals can harness them to not only strengthen defenses but also anticipate and neutralize threats.Furthermore, a professional who takes the initiative to master these technologies positions themselves strongly in the market. With AI becoming an integral part of the digital landscape, professionals with a deep understanding of AI-driven threats — and the expertise to mitigate them — will undoubtedly be in high demand. By staying ahead of the curve, you're not just safeguarding digital domains; you're also carving a niche for yourself as a sought-after expert in an ever-evolving field.If you're a cybersecurity professional, submit your resume today. Whether you're looking for a change, a challenge, or simply an opportunity to engage with like-minded professionals, taking this step could open numerous doors and position yourself at the forefront of an industry in dire need of skilled experts.

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Decoding the Future: Network Security Transformations

In our increasingly digital world, the significance of network security has soared. To help businesses navigate this ever-changing landscape, James Roache, Associate Director at Glocomms, shares his expertise.More than Just a Technical IssueNetwork Security has evolved into a complex interplay of considerations. As Roache points out, "Network security is not only a technical issue but also a strategic one." In today's digital age, a robust security stance determines how businesses protect their critical data and systems from cyber-attacks. But it goes beyond just protection; it's about leveraging opportunities, like cloud and hybrid networks, to meet business objectives effectively.Addressing the Network Security Skills GapAn under-discussed but equally pressing matter is the widening network security skills gap. As businesses expand and their digital needs become more complex, there is a growing demand for professionals who can navigate the intricate maze of network security. This need calls for investments in training and hiring to ensure businesses are equipped to deal with current and emerging challenges.Key Trends in Network SecurityJames notes some of the latest network security trends that businesses should be aware of:Increased Emphasis on AutomationNetwork automation is becoming increasingly important. Clients are looking at automation as a means to enhance performance, reduce manual interventions, and create a more resilient network infrastructure.Leveraging Tools for Enhanced EfficiencyTools like Terraform and Ansible are making waves in the sector. Businesses are actively incorporating these tools to drive efficiency, scalability, and manageability in their network operations.​Looking to Hire?The landscape of network security is continually evolving, with new challenges and opportunities emerging almost daily. Understanding these trends and adapting to them is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in the digital era. If you're on the lookout for professionals who can guide your business through these challenges, don't navigate this journey alone. Request a call back today and partner with experts who are dedicated to propelling your business into a secure digital future.

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Empowering Women in Technology: How to Hire More Women in Tech

​While women are gaining an ever-strong standing in the Technology workforce, more work is needed to ensure that they enjoy equal opportunity, compensation, and career growth opportunities. According to Deloitte's Women @ Work: A Global Outlook report, while women are becoming better represented in the sector, they still experience non-inclusive behaviors, with 44% of respondents noting that they experienced micro-aggressions or harassment in the workplace in 2023. In this article, we will explore how Tech organizations can empower women, improve their hiring strategies to include more female talent where available, and create a workplace culture that nurtures and supports women in Tech.The importance of diversity in the workplaceDiverse and inclusive workplaces build high-performing teams and motivated, goal-oriented individuals. Today’s candidates also prioritize and seek out diverse workforces in which they will be accepted, supported, and provided with sufficient growth and development opportunities.Creating a diverse workplace that includes women in the Tech industry will help to create stronger problem-solving approaches and bring new and innovative ideas to your organization.Eliminate unconscious bias in role descriptionsAn important, but often overlooked, factor that contributes to biases in the hiring process is unconscious bias in job titles and role descriptions. Unconscious bias perpetuates assumptions and stereotypes of certain genders, ethnicities, races, ages, and social classes, among other factors. Ensure that you re-frame role descriptions that contain any outdated or gender-biased language to create space for diversity in your hiring process. Use gender neutral pronouns, check your descriptions for biased language, and avoid presenting a ‘toxic’ or gender-prejudiced work culture during interviews and communications with applicants.Involve female employees throughout the hiring processWhere possible, introducing your female candidates to current female employees during the hiring and interview processes will assist you in portraying your organization as a diverse and inclusive one. It may also help to improve the hiring experience for female candidates and could help you to attract referrals in the future. Promote family-friendly policiesAccording to Deloitte, women bear the largest responsibility for household tasks. While 88% of the respondents worked full time, almost half of the women polled by Deloitte were also primarily responsible for household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, or providing care for dependents.Including flexible and family-friendly policies in your hiring process can help to create a more supportive and inclusive work environment for women in the tech industry. Over half of women have noted that working from home has made them more productive, and offering remote working policies could assist your talent in striking a healthier and more sustainable work-life balance while driving your organization forward.Highlight learning and development opportunitiesCareer development is a leading priority for women in tech. Your organization’s learning and development opportunities and upskilling programs should be highlighted in role descriptions and throughout the hiring process to attract more valuable female candidates.Providing clear pathways for advancement and promoting a culture that values skill development also demonstrates that your company values the career progression and long-term success of its employees. Retaining your workforceOnce you have built a more diverse and inclusive workforce, it’s important to focus on retaining your diverse spectrum of talent. Some of the most significant challenges in retaining talent in the technology industry include a lack of advancement opportunities and a poor work-life balance. To address these concerns, ensure that you provide sufficient career development opportunities and actively promote equal opportunities for advancement into leadership roles for all employees, including women. Additionally, promoting work-life balance through flexible working arrangements and a supportive company culture can help create an environment where current employees feel supported. Find diverse talent with GlocommsGlocomms specializes in assisting technology organizations to secure leading talent for their open roles. Submit a vacancy or request a call back to partner with us and find the right people to support your future in tech.

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Talent Acquisition Trends for Cyber Security

​The Cyber Security industry is becoming increasingly diverse, and the development of new technologies is powering rapid, fast-paced change in the sector. The Cyber Security market in the US is projected to grow by 8.53% from 2023 to 2028, resulting in a market volume of $103.40 billion by 2028. In line with this rapid growth, according to data from Gitnux, the global Cyber Security workforce had a talent gap of 3.5 million workers as of 2021, and women’s representation in this industry is set to increase from 25% in 2022 to over 35% in 2031.These shifting trends and talent gaps are shaping the way that Cyber Security organizations secure valuable talent to drive them forward. This guide will highlight key methods for improving your own talent acquisition processes to find the right people for your business.The importance of candidate experienceImproving your candidate experience throughout the hiring process is becoming an increasingly important approach in the highly competitive Cyber Security sector. You can improve the experience your candidates receive by communicating effectively and timeously and providing and accepting transparent feedback. Offering a personalized experience to your applicants that focuses on their unique skills, goals, and motivations is also advised.Offer flexibility and remote work opportunitiesMost Cyber Security professionals require remote work flexibility to maintain optimal productivity. These professionals may need to work during off-hours and over weekends and holidays, making remote flexibility essential not only to their workflows, but to the safety of their client organizations as well. Sole Cyber Security professionals may also need to work on-site. Therefore, it’s essential to determine the best flexible working opportunities for candidates based on the nature of their specific roles.Promote diversity and inclusionDiversity and inclusion in the workforce allow for a range of experiences and perspectives to influence workflows and key processes. Diversity can promote improved problem-solving abilities, enhanced innovation, and more creative and pioneering solutions to challenges. Having an inclusive workforce may also help to ensure that Cyber Security solutions are personalized according to the needs of an equally diverse user base.Highlight career progression and growth opportunitiesOffering career growth and progression opportunities to candidates is another highly effective way to attract and retain important talent. According to the 2022 (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study, while the global Cyber Security workforce is at a record high with 4.7 million professionals and counting, a further 3.4 million more workers are required to effectively secure key assets.Moreover, with 64% of Cyber Security respondents seeking new skills growth certifications to stay up to date with security trends, offering these certifications will meet the motivations of your talent pool while also assisting you to keep vital talent within your organization.Hire top Cyber Security talent with GlocommsGlocomms is a leading specialist technology recruiter in the Cyber Security industry and beyond. We offer permanent, multi-hire, and contract-based recruitment solutions to the Cyber Security sector to help you locate and retain the talent that your organization needs to thrive. Submit a vacancy or request a call back to discover how we can drive your future growth.

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Hiring Cyber Security Talent

There are many verticals we specialize in here at Glocomms across the cyber security space, each with their own unique hiring trends. Here is a brief overview of some of the cyber security developments we are seeing across manufacturing, health technology, media & entertainment, and SaaS. ManufacturingCyber security is a fundamental challenge for any business leader, but manufacturing has officially overtaken financial services, healthcare, and insurance, to become the world’s most attacked sector[i], due to increases in reconnaissance targeting. As more supply chains and manufacturing facilities embrace digital software for efficiency reasons, there is the dual challenge of losing precious time to mitigating cyber-attacks. This presents the industry with an acute need for more cyber security professionals to prevent such attacks, but with a tight talent pool, competition for the best professionals is high. Europe’s automotive manufacturing and supply chain companies[ii]saw demand rising for cyber security professionals more than any other industry last year. This figure is compiled by GlobalData, whose thematic approach groups company activity to see which organizations can best weather disruptions and tackle issues “that keeps a CEO awake at night.” Health Technology The threat to healthcare and healthtech from cyber-attacks cannot be understated – 32% of healthcare security leaders said they had to divert patients to other providers after cyber-attacks, according to Imprivata’s report[iii], a digital identity company for life and mission-critical industries. ECRI[iv], a non-profit that focuses on healthcare technology and safety, also cites cloud security in its list of, ‘Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2023.’There is a greater need for cyber security professionals who can protect patient data as the healthcare industry becomes more reliant on technology. Medical institutions also need to create a culture of cyber security, to assist cyber experts when they come into the business. Media & EntertainmentYou may recall the leaking of the script for the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’[v], which highlighted how vulnerable the media & entertainment industry can be to cyber-attacks. Streaming services such as Netflix have also seen their own customer data breaches, with ransomware authors also becoming more adept at finding vulnerabilities, and thus exploiting them[vi]. So, how can the industry protect itself? Ultimately media & entertainment platforms need to invest in cyber software and professionals. Household names can utilize their brand power to attract talent and invest profits back into internships to enable new talent to enter the market in the future. Thinking long-term and planning for the talent of tomorrow is one strategy to future-proof an organization, because large-scale media & entertainment names cannot afford the reputable fallout of security breaches. SaaSThe popularity of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms is only going to grow, and the more applications an organization has in its tech stack, the greater the risk of cyber breaches. This means it is crucial to keep up with cyber security developments to maintain customer trust and platform integrity. According to Forbes[vii], “SaaS security is unique because of the velocity of new SaaS being adopted and the decentralized purchasing decision process. These two things combined break the traditional cybersecurity frameworks.”While business leaders and CISOs must adopt a risk mindset, whether working for a SaaS company or using one as a customer, the reality is that one way to mitigate cyber threats is to consider hazards outside of the software itself. Cyber experts can be employed to also educate users and have visibility over data transmissions. Often organizations are at the mercy of employees exposing information, therefore businesses must find talent that can not only lead it securely, but also has soft skills in teaching colleagues and training the wider organization on best practice. ​A number of industries are competing for the same cyber security talent. There are different push and pull factors dependent on the individual being hired, so a nuanced approach as opposed to a one-size-fits-all strategy will result in talent being more attracted to a business. To hire the best candidate for your open role, get in touch with Glocomms today. As a specialist talent partner in Technology, we have access to industry-leading talent around the world. Find the talent you need by submitting your vacancy, or request a call back to elevate your hiring process with the right talent partner today.

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The Importance of Soft Skills in the AI-Driven Cyber Security Landscape

As we plunge further into the 21st century, the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies has become an unmistakably dominant force, carving out a new landscape in virtually every industry. Among these industries, cyber security is one of the most significant, where AI-driven solutions have dramatically transformed traditional operations. However, alongside this digital evolution, an often-underestimated aspect continues to hold the key to success: soft skills. In an AI-driven cyber security landscape, human elements such as soft skills have become more crucial than ever.The Rising AI Era in Cyber SecurityThe adoption of AI and ML in cyber security offers enormous potential. It allows security systems to learn, adapt, and respond to cyber threats more swiftly and efficiently than traditional systems. AI-driven models can analyze enormous volumes of data, identify trends, predict potential threats, and automate responses in a way that was unthinkable just a few years ago.These models can tirelessly scrutinize network activity, identifying anomalies that may indicate a cyber-attack. They are also proficient in detecting newer forms of threats, such as zero-day exploits, thereby offering advanced protection to critical systems and data.Why Soft Skills Matter in the AI EraDespite the tremendous potential of AI in cyber security, the role of humans – and their unique abilities and skills – remain central to effective security operations. Here's where the importance of soft skills becomes apparent.CommunicationOne of the essential soft skills in the cyber security landscape is effective communication. Cyber security professionals need to be able to explain complex technical concepts in simple terms to non-technical stakeholders. This ability is crucial when it comes to gaining buy-in for security strategies or when explaining the consequences of a data breach. A cyber security expert with strong communication skills can help everyone in the organization understand their role in maintaining security, ultimately creating a stronger, more resilient security environment.Critical ThinkingAI can process data and make decisions faster than any human, but it lacks the capacity for critical thinking. Cyber security professionals need to be able to interpret and understand the significance of the threats detected by AI tools and decide on the best course of action. This requires a deep understanding of the organization's context, its strategic priorities, and the potential implications of different types of cyber threats.CreativityCreativity is a soft skill that is often associated with fields such as art, music, or writing. However, it holds immense value in technical and analytical fields as well, such as cyber security. Creativity in this context refers to the ability to think outside the box, generate innovative solutions, and view problems from unique angles.In essence, creativity in cyber security isn't about artistic flair; it's about innovative thinking, seeing beyond the conventional, and devising unique solutions to complex problems. This ability not only enhances problem-solving capabilities but also contributes to more proactive and robust defense mechanisms against evolving cyber threats.Emotional IntelligenceAI's lack of Emotional Intelligence (EI) presents many hurdles in the cyber security landscape. While AI excels at processing vast amounts of data and identifying patterns, it lacks the nuanced understanding, empathy, and judgement that a person provides with the right soft skills, underscoring the importance of maintaining a human element in the field. Here's why a lack of EI can be problematic:Lack of Nuanced Judgement: While AI can perform tasks based on predefined rules and algorithms, it lacks the ability to apply nuanced judgement that often comes with EI. For instance, an AI might flag a user behavior as suspicious based on certain patterns, but a human with high EI may recognize that the behavior is a result of stress or other emotional factors.Inability to Understand User Emotions: AI systems without EI can't understand user emotions, which is essential in certain aspects of cyber security. For example, phishing attacks often prey on users' emotions, such as fear or curiosity, so only a human could recognize these emotionally charged situations and respond effectively.Impersonal User Interactions: In user-facing roles, lack of EI in AI systems can result in impersonal, ineffective interactions. If a user is frustrated or stressed, an AI system without EI may not be able to adapt its responses to provide effective support or instruction.Ethical Considerations: Cyber security decisions often involve ethical considerations. An AI system without EI would not be able to consider the emotional and ethical implications of certain actions, potentially leading to decisions that could harm individuals or the organization.Inability to Adapt to Emotional Context: In certain cyber security situations, the emotional context can be crucial. For instance, in the midst of a severe cyber-attack, a team might be operating under high stress. An AI system without EI would not understand this context and could continue to send routine alerts or tasks, adding to the team's stress.The Synergy of AI and Soft SkillsWhile AI is transforming the cyber security landscape, it is not replacing the need for talented human professionals. Instead, it is redefining the skills that these professionals need. Soft skills, often overlooked in the tech world, have emerged as critical factors for success in an AI-driven cyber security landscape.By combining the strengths of AI with the soft skills of human professionals, organizations can build a more balanced and effective cyber security operation. AI can handle the heavy data lifting, automating routine tasks and identifying potential threats at speed, while humans can use their soft skills to interpret these threats, communicate effectively, make nuanced decisions, and devise innovative strategies. This synergy is not just desirable – it is essential.As a leading specialist in tech talent sourcing, we bridge the gap between organizations in need of such multifaceted talent and the professionals who are primed to provide it. We understand that each organization has unique needs, and we tailor our services accordingly, connecting you with the ideal candidates that align with your specific requirements.Our dedicated Cyber Security team at Glocomms is committed to sourcing top-tier talent, equipped with the essential blend of technical prowess and soft skills, to drive your organization's growth in the ever-evolving world of AI-driven cyber security. Request a call back today for a more detailed discussion about how Glocomms can support your cyber security needs.Looking for Talent insights?Navigating the ever-changing landscape of cyber security can be complex. But, with the right insights, you can turn these complexities into your strategic advantage. Here's how Glocomms Cyber Security Insights report can help you:Uncover Key Cyber Security Trends: Learn about the latest market risks and innovative hiring strategies to enhance your defenses and attract top talent.Understand Candidate Priorities: Discover what today's cyber security professionals value most, empowering you to create an appealing work environment that attracts and retains the best.Benefit from Expert Perspectives: Gain unique insights from Katie Owston, Associate Vice President at Glocomms, enhancing your understanding of the field.Receive Actionable Recommendations: Leverage key takeaways tailored to your needs as a hiring manager to bolster your recruitment strategy and nurture talent effectively.Take this opportunity to elevate your cyber security strategy. Download the Glocomms Cyber Security Insights report today and step confidently into the future of cyber security.

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Cyber Security Talent Insights

​The cyber security market is predicted to grow to $266 billion by 2027, but with opportunity comes many risks, disruptions and challenges. With skilled business-critical cyber security professionals in high demand, companies must develop effective hiring solutions to capitalize on the market and protect their systems, networks, and data against cyber attacks and security breaches.In this report, our technology talent experts at Glocomms guide you through:Key trends in cyber security, from market risks to hiring approachesTop priorities for candidates in the cyber security fieldInsights from Katie Owston, Associate Vice President at GlocommsKey takeaways and recommendations for both hiring managers and professionalsDownload your copy of the 'Cyber Security Talent Insights' report by completing the form below:​​​

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Cyber Security Trends to Watch Out For in 2023

​Whilst the Cyber Security industry has always been known to be constantly evolving, it's undeniable that the rate of change in this sector has accelerated in recent years. A large part of this has been driven by the Coronavirus pandemic, which precipitated a substantial rise in data breaches as increasing numbers of people chose to work remotely, access cloud computing services and use the IoT.In addition, hackers are harnessing the power of machine learning and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to launch increasingly effective attacks against businesses and financial institutions.These Cyber Security trends may seem very concerning to many, as the sector faces considerable challenges in overcoming the efforts of hackers. However, these issues also present an exciting opportunity for employees in this sector to find innovative solutions. By deploying AI and automated technologies similar to those used by cyber hackers, the Cyber Security industry can help businesses protect both their data and their bottom line.Online data breaches are on the riseThe years following the outbreak of COVID-19 saw a marked increase in the volume of online data breaches. The average total cost of a data breach reached an all-time high of $4.35m in 2022, a 2.6% increase from the average cost of $4.24m recorded in 2021. This is a considerable increase of 12.7% from the $3.86m average cost recorded in the 2020 report. In cases where remote working was identified as a factor in causing the breach, costs were nearly $1m greater than in breaches that don’t involve remote working ($4.99m vs. $4.02m).Asia was the most affected region in 2021, receiving 26% of global attacks, of which 23.2% were targeted at Manufacturing, replacing Financial Services as the most impacted industry. Interestingly, the human element such as a successful phishing attempt or a misuse of credentials, is still a significant factor, accounting for 82% of breaches. According to research conducted by IBM, Microsoft, Apple and Google are the top three brands that cyber criminals attempted to mimic in 2021, seeking to exploit consumer confidence in these companies.Not surprisingly, cybercrime costs are predicted to increase by 15% annually and could exceed $10.5 trillion by 2025. The rise of AIIn the past, hackers operating alone posed the greatest security concern to organizations; however, this is no longer the case. Cyberattacks increasingly involve the use of advanced technologies such as machine learning and AI. A good example of such malware is Emolet, a sophisticated, self-propagating computer program designed to steal banking credentials, which made an unwelcome reappearance in November 2021 after having been enhanced by AI to increase its effectiveness. There is even evidence to suggest that AI can generate phishing emails that are more effective at fooling recipients than humans.On a more positive note, it has been shown that organizations with a fully deployed AI and automation program can identify and contain breaches 28 days faster than those without, saving $3.05 million in costs. It seems clear that the use of artificial intelligence to both make and counter cyberattacks will be one of the most important Cyber Security industry trends going forward.Evolution of Multi-Factor AuthenticationAs ever-increasing numbers of people opt to work from home, the need for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) has grown substantially. MFA dramatically increases user security by ensuring that access is granted only after the user has successfully presented two or more factors, or pieces of evidence, for authentication.Valued at over $10bn in 2020, the MFA market is expected to surpass $28bn by 2026.Vulnerability of IoTAccording to the Microsoft Digital Defence Report 2022, IoT (Internet of Things) devices are often targeted by cyberhackers, due to the fact that they serve as entry points to networks and critical infrastructure. The report notes that the security of IOT devices has not strengthened in recent years. Part of the problem is that many IoT devices are not compatible with general Cyber Security tools, leaving them more susceptible to cyberattacks.This is supported by a report issued by Sonic Wall, which found that malware attacks on IoT devices jumped by 77% in the first half of 2022. All indications suggest that cybercriminals will continue exploiting security vulnerabilities in 2023, with action being taken to correct these weaknesses in the midst of escalating attacks. The continued demand for Cyber Security talentIn light of these pressing concerns regarding security threats, Cyber Security professionals are in a strong position to find well-paid work with good security. The number of Cyber Security jobs is expected to increase by 35% between 2021 and 2031 in the USA, and it is estimated that the Cyber Security profession needs to grow by 3.4m people globally to close the global workforce gap.It's a similar story in the UK, where a high proportion of businesses lack staff with the incident response skills that are required to adequately meet their Cyber Security needs. It is estimated that 653,000 businesses (48%) have a basic skills gap in areas such as installing configured firewalls, and that a further 408,000 businesses (30%) have more advanced skills gaps, in areas such as penetration testing, and forensic analysis.It is without doubt that there will be a rapid growth in the demand for Cyber Security professionals globally, with the attractive prospects of generous compensation. Find your next role in Cyber Security, or solve your talent challenges with GlocommsIf you’re looking for the latest job opportunities in Cyber Security, search and apply with Glocomms today. Alternatively, if you’re looking for business-critical talent, request a call back to see how we can help you find the best candidates for the job.​​

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Cyber Security Career Path and Progression

​The Cyber Security industry is attracting higher investment year-on-year, with the annual cost of Cyber Security increasing by 22.7% in 2021. Furthermore, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that an Information Security Analyst will be the 8th fastest growing occupation in the next decade. Whilst investors are seeing new opportunities in Cyber Security, there is also an increased demand for Cyber Security professionals, particularly in senior positions, to fill new roles across a broad range of sectors. If you’re a seasoned Cyber Security professional, below are a few key principles to help you navigate the current job market and make a decision that’s suitable for your goals and aspirations.Senior Cyber Security rolesIn a senior-level role, you would be near or at the pinnacle of your Cyber Security career. The Glocomms Tech Industry Report revealed that over 40% of survey respondents in the Security and Cyber Security sector have been in their current roles for more than two years. However, despite this high retention rate, 46% of respondents are currently seeking new career opportunities.The hiring of Senior Security Specialists is expected to increase by 18% over the next five years. This could rise even further due to the prevalence of technology in the Business sector.A Cyber Security Engineer is one of the fastest growing roles in terms of demand. It’s projected that there will be 3.5 million job openings in this field by 2025. This enormous demand is driven by the need for increased Cyber Security for businesses in all sectors, as well as a desire to employ professionals that have the ability to lead teams and cope with the demands of both strategic and technical requirements. In terms of the roles available for experienced Cyber Security Engineers, these could include: Senior Manager, Director of IT Security, Senior Manager of IT and Security Compliance, and Senior Director. Whilst Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is regarded as a senior level position in some companies, other organizations might regard it as mid-level.Mid-level Cyber Security rolesCyber Security professionals, typically spend between five and eight years in mid-level roles before moving on to senior roles. Given the diversity of senior roles, you may find it strategic to move laterally within mid-level roles, gaining additional skills and experience which could open doors to a greater variety of senior-level roles.For example, a Cyber Security Architect is a significant mid-level position that offers different roles on the Cyber Security career path. Those roles include Penetration Testers, Certified Ethical Hackers, and Threat Hunters.Extensive knowledge and experience in these areas is particularly helpful if you are considering a role as a Cyber Security Consultant as a potential next step in your Cyber Security career. You should have good knowledge and understanding of languages such as Python, Linux, Perl, and PowerShell.According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cyber Security jobs, including that of a Cyber Security Architect, are projected to grow by 35% between 2021 and 2031. This is far greater than average growth in the industry and it highlights the demand for Cyber Security professionals needed to fill these mid-level roles. As Cyber Security threats continue to increase, IBM states the average data breach now costs companies $4.35 million. These high costs play a major role in companies seeking to employ Cyber Security talent who can work towards drastically reducing the likelihood of security breaches.Advance your Cyber Security careerThe Cyber Security industry offers significant career progression opportunities to mid-level and senior-level professionals. As a leading specialist talent partner, Glocomms has a range of in-demand roles and opportunities suited to your individual experience and skillset. Advance your career by exploring the latest opportunities in Cyber Security with Glocomms. Search and apply today. ​​

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How to Get Ahead in Cybersecurity

A career in cybersecurity is one of the most sought after in the tech field and can be a fulfilling and lucrative option for talented and ambitious professionals. Cybersecurity experts play a vital role in keeping their employers and their customers safe while online. But to succeed requires specific qualifications and experience.Here we take a look at how to get ahead in this rewarding field.Where are the jobs?In short, everywhere.From American universities to British Airways and Facebook, hackers have caused havoc for employers throughout 2018. No sector or organization is immune. By 2021 it’s predicted that at current levels of rising demand versus expected candidate availability, there could be a staggering 3.5 million open jobs in cybersecurity.Cybersecurity talent is sought after around the globe but in particular:In the UK and Europe, the introduction of the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) more than tripled demand for cybersecurity professionals in 2018. The GDPR is also expected to be one of the top cybersecurity concerns for employers in 2019.Australian and Canadian employers are experiencing serious national skills shortages in the sector.A 28% growth in cybersecurity jobs is predicted from 2016 to 2026 in the US.What about the gender gap?The gender gap is real and not predicted to close any time soon.  Females are underrepresented in the cybersecurity sector. It is estimated that around 20% of cybersecurity professionals are women but some studies suggest a much lower figure. Deloitte’s global Women in Cyber initiative launched in July 2018 to address this issue and encourage more females to explore a career in the sector. If you’re considering that option, this initiative offers real-life insight from women working in the sector, including advice on how to build a career in cyber, the potential challenges and the skills needed to succeed.A lucrative careerDemand is pushing up average salaries for cybersecurity professionals, which stands at around c$117,000. Pay for entry level jobs is also soaring. Graduate roles in the US now attract salaries of close to $100,000 per annum, more than in any other sector. Your salary will depend on your level of expertise and experience – and the specific requirements of a prospective employer. Speak to your recruiter for more detailed advice.A career with securityLike most of the tech sector, cybersecurity is one of the most reliable professions for long-term job security. The role of Cybersecurity Engineer is predicted to become the most in-demand tech job in 2019 but opportunities are varied and numerous. Other roles include security engineer, security analyst, penetration tester, and cryptographer. The emerging role of Chief Cybercrime Officer may also become critical to larger organizations in 2019 as data hacks are expected to rise.The key to success is to stay on top of current trends and develop the skillsets that make you more valuable to employers.  As well as the GDPR, research suggests that the top cybersecurity concerns for businesses in 2019 including phishing, ransomware, the cloud and cryptocurrency mining.Have you got what it takes to succeed?If you’re considering a career in this specialist sector, or seeking your next career move, here’s our advice:A bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity or another field of computer science is essential for most employers. Many cybersecurity professionals move from traditional tech roles, such as systems administrator into more specialized positions through additional training.For entry level candidates, deciding on your specialization can help to make you more attractive to businesses.Ensure you constantly refresh your skills and invest in your future. Tech is rapidly changing and new skillsets are required constantly.For professionals looking for a leadership role, the same advice applies. Stay ahead of trends in the sector and work on the skills that are needed for your next career move. Acquire the most relevant certifications and training, through online courses or a master’s degree for example.Networking should be an ongoing strategy to help you to fulfill your long-term career goals. Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date and build professional relationships with people in your field.Speak to a specialist recruiter who knows your sector inside out and is ideally positioned to advise on your next career move.Working with a specialist recruiter like those at Glocomms, can help understand your career options within cybersecurity and make sure you secure a job that is a perfect fit for you. To learn more, get in touch with Glocomms today.​

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