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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

Experience

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

Network

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

Knowledge

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.

CyberArk Consultant

Role: CyberArk Consultant Location: Brussels, Belgium Hybrid: 3 days remote per week Start date: 1st July 2024 Contract: 1 year (extensions to follow) Daily Rate: €450-€650 The Customer Our customer is one of the largest financial institutions in Belgium, offering a comprehensive range of banking and insurance services. They continuously invests in digital transformation initiatives to stay competitive in the rapidly evolving financial landscape. Now seeking a Cyber Security SME (Okta Specialist) committed to maintaining high standards of security and regulatory compliance to safeguard customer and employees data and financial assets. This customer offers wonderful long-term commitment. Position Overview: Position Overview: We are seeking a skilled CyberArk Consultant to join our team and contribute to the successful implementation of new CyberArk applications for security and access management purposes. The ideal candidate will possess a solid understanding of CyberArk solutions and how to effectively integrate them into existing infrastructure. While technical skills are not mandatory, familiarity with Windows, Unix, and Linux environments, as well as PowerShell scripting, is advantageous. The consultant will work collaboratively with various IAM teams in an Agile environment to ensure the smooth rollout of new applications. Responsibilities: Liaise with users to understand their needs and requirements, adapting the role model in collaboration with Business Modelling. Guide users on CyberArk functionalities, providing expertise and assistance as needed. Collaborate with various IAM teams to integrate new CyberArk applications into the existing infrastructure. Work in an Agile environment, participating in sprint planning, reviews, and retrospectives. Facilitate kick-off meetings to initiate each phase of the project and ensure alignment with project goals and timelines. Assist in the onboarding process, helping to integrate the new applications and ensure their functionality within the environment. Work closely with the onboarding team and technical team to address any challenges and ensure smooth execution of the implementation process. Independently manage tasks and responsibilities as required, while also fostering collaboration and teamwork within the project team. Environment: Familiarity with Windows, Unix, and Linux environments. Knowledge of CyberArk solutions, including Privileged Session Manager (PSM) and Privileged Session Manager for Unix (PSMP). Experience with Agile methodology and working in Agile teams. Proficiency in PowerShell scripting is a bonus. Qualifications: Solid understanding of CyberArk solutions and their implementation in enterprise environments. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with users and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. Strong problem-solving abilities and the capability to work independently when necessary. Experience working in Agile environments and familiarity with Agile methodologies. Ability to adapt to changing project requirements and priorities while maintaining a focus on project goals and deadlines. If you feel you experience relates to this opportunity and you would like to find out more, share your CV today!

€450 - €650 per day
Brussels
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Cyber Security SME - Okta

Role: Cyber Security SME - Okta Location: Brussels, Belgium Hybrid: 3 days remote per week Start date: 1st July 2024 Contract: 1 year (extensions to follow) Daily Rate: €600-€800 The Customer Our customer is one of the largest financial institutions in Belgium, offering a comprehensive range of banking and insurance services. They continuously invests in digital transformation initiatives to stay competitive in the rapidly evolving financial landscape. Now seeking a Cyber Security SME (Okta Specialist) committed to maintaining high standards of security and regulatory compliance to safeguard customer and employees data and financial assets. This customer offers wonderful long-term commitment. Position Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled Cyber SME, ideally with specialised experience in Okta to join our customer's team. The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical background in Cyber Security, particularly in system administration, identity management, and security protocols, with a focus on implementing and managing Okta's platform. Responsibilities: Utilise expertise in Cyber Security to implement and manage security protocols and policies within Okta, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, and other relevant frameworks. Configure and manage Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solutions within Okta to enhance security measures and protect user identities. Implement and optimise OpenID authentication for secure and seamless user authentication processes within Okta's environment. Configure workflows and manage the lifecycle of user accounts within Okta, ensuring efficient onboarding and offboarding processes while maintaining security compliance. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate APIs securely and efficiently into existing systems and workflows. Conduct onboarding activities, including setting up user accounts, configuring access permissions, and ensuring adherence to security compliance standards. Provide incident explanations and address challenges related to security incidents or vulnerabilities within Okta's platform, as raised by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Stay updated on emerging Cyber Security threats, trends, and technologies specific to Okta's platform, to proactively identify potential risks and implement appropriate mitigation strategies. Act as a mentor and provide guidance to junior members of the Cyber Security team, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement specific to Okta's environment. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field preferred. Advanced degree or relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, Okta certifications) preferred. English speaking and documentation proficiency. Minimum of 5 years of experience in Cyber Security with a focus on system administration, identity management, and security protocols. Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solutions within IAM solutions. Proficiency in configuring workflows and managing user account lifecycles within Okta, with a strong understanding of Okta's functionalities and best practices. Strong understanding of API integration principles and experience in securely integrating APIs into existing systems. Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of autonomy and initiative, specifically within Okta's ecosystem. Strong problem-solving skills with a meticulous attention to detail, focusing on Okta-specific solutions and configurations. Ability to prioritise tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously. If you feel you experience relates to this opportunity and you would like to find out more, share your CV today!

€600 - €800 per day
Brussels
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Enterprise Security Operations Engineer

Social Media San Francisco Bay Area (5 days/week on-site) Glocomms is partnered with a social media giant looking to expand their global IT Security team with an experienced Enterprise Security Engineer. The IT Security team serves as an internal partner to business units across different time zones to support security processes, long-term operations, and assessment/remediation of potential vulnerabilities in a system that supports more than 100,000 users. Primary Responsibilities: Manage and optimize enterprise security tools and operations, including firewalls, IDS/IPS, CASB, and endpoint protection solutions. Lead security architecture reviews, audits, and new technology implementations to enhance our overall security posture. Respond to security incidents promptly, conduct thorough investigations, and implement remediation actions to mitigate risks. Help develop and maintain documentation of security policies, procedures, and guidelines. Collaborate with global teams to ensure alignment with security best practices and regulatory requirements. Key Qualifications: 4+ years experience in IT security operations, with a focus on managing and optimizing security tools and operations. Proficiency in a variety of security tools and technologies including scanners, SIEM, secure email gateway, EDR/XDR, antivirus, CASB, firewalls. Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex security issues and provide effective solutions. Excellent communication and collaboration abilities, with experience working with global teams. Knowledge of at least one general purpose programming language (ie. Python) is highly desirable. Understanding of threat hunting and/or offensive security techniques is a plus. B.S. in a related technical field is required; relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CompTIA Security+) is preferred. This role will be fully on-site in the San Francisco Bay Area (San Jose). Interested candidates must be local or willing to relocate within a reasonable commuting distance.

US$180000 - US$240000 per year
San Jose
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Enterprise Security Engineer

Enterprise Security Engineer Location: San Jose (on-site) Glocomms are partnered with a globally leading technology media firm in the search for an experience and highly technical Security Engineer to focus on further developing the enterprises security posture in areas on endpoint security, email security, application security, network security, and offensive/defensive security. Key responsibilities: Act as a senior key contributor to the firm's technology platform design, architecture, development, testing, and implementation. Conduct hands-on threat hunting and incident response activities. Handle daily operations for all enterprise security tools such as IDS/IPS, firewalls, EDR/XDR, AV, email gateway, SWG, and CASB. Review existing and new security architecture whilst making recommendations for improvement. Introduce new tools and technologies to improve existing technology infrastructure using a zero-trust approach. Conduct proof-of-concept, lab testing, stress testing, and penetration testing to improve security posture. Create the test criteria for new platforms, products, technologies, and ensure they align with business and security objectives. Create and maintain security documentation and reports to provide to senior leadership. Communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues. Required qualifications: 4+ years of experience in Cyber Security/Security Engineering. Hands-on experience using security tools and technologies including SIEM, NGFW, vulnerability scanning tools, IDS/IPS, antivirus, etc. Must be proficient in maintenance of security tools including upgrades and new deployments. Excellent troubleshooting skills with ability to quickly identify root cause of issues/incidents.

US$200000 - US$250000 per year
San Jose
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Threat Engineer

Title: Cyber Threat Engineer Location: East Coast - Remote Glocomms is partnered with a Cyber Defense firm in the search for Threat Engineers with TS/SCI Security Clearance to join their creative in-house security team focusing on Threat Hunting, Incident Response, Penetration-Testing, and researching innovative cutting-edge tools and technologies to integrate into the firms and client's security infrastructure. The firm focused on creating automation strategies for the improvement of MDR using AI within their Cyber Defense Platform. Key responsibilities: Perform threat hunting and incident response activities. Partner with engineers to design and build operational systems and tools. Conduct tests and evaluate solutions to ensure effectiveness. Assist in various research and development projects by identifying cutting-edge tools and technologies to integrate into the firms and clients existing infrastructure. This will include proof-of-concept, stress-testing, presentation, and implementation. Conduct thorough investigations to identify root cause of product issues as well as cyber incidents. Assess threat intelligence data and create bespoke analytic rules and signatures. Identify, analyze, and contextualize incident indicators. Continue to stay up to date on the emerging threat landscape, tools and techniques, threat actor/group TTP's, and MS technologies/APIs. Requirements: Active TS/SCI Security Clearance. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Systems, or a relevant field. 4+ years of hands-on experience with Threat Hunting, Incident Response, Penetration-testing, SecOps Analysis, Intrusion Detection & Response, Threat Intelligence, etc. Experience working with MS Defender, Azure Monitor, and Azure Sentinel. Knowledge of security frameworks including D3FEND and MITRE ATT&CK. Hands-on programming experience using languages such as Python, Java, Go, etc.

US$140000 - US$150000 per year
New York
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Senior Software Security Engineer C/C++ (m/f/d)

About the position: As a (Senior) Software Security Engineer specialising in C/C++, your role entails aiding our development teams in creating software components with robust security measures. Additionally, you will be tasked with expanding our security-focused components and Digital Rights Management through development assignments. Responsibilities: Offer assistance throughout the entire software development lifecycle regarding security matters. Conduct threat analyses and risk evaluations for software components. Collaborate on addressing identified risks and leading the execution of countermeasures. Create, enhance, and manage software components specifically tailored to security and Digital Rights Management using C/C++ within the embedded Linux environment. Stay current on industry-recognized security threats and solutions. Requirements: Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, engineering, cybersecurity, or a relevant discipline Comprehensive understanding of software development lifecycles and security methodologies Demonstrated expertise in software security analysis, encompassing TARA, vulnerability analysis, etc. Proven track record as a C/C++ developer within the security domain, preferably targeting embedded Linux platforms Preferably, familiarity with automotive systems and associated standards like ISO 21434 and ASPICE Proficient in English Enjoys working in a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive environment while embodying the values of Respect, Innovation, Reliability, and Speed

Negotiable
Deutschlandsberg
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VP, Senior Offensive Security Engineer

Company Industry: Financial Technology Work Type: Hybrid (Manhattan) Glocomms is partnered with a FinTech firm dedicated to providing secure and innovative solutions for digital asset management. The Product Security team is committed to maintaining the highest standards of security to protect clients' assets and ensure a safe and reliable platform for trading and investment. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of cybersecurity principles and practices, with a focus on offensive security techniques. The Senior Offensive Security Engineer will be responsible for conducting penetration tests, developing and executing exploit scripts, and providing detailed reports on vulnerabilities and recommended remediation strategies. The role will also involve working closely with development and operations teams to ensure the security of the firm's platform and services. Primary Responsibilities: Conduct thorough penetration tests of web applications and digital asset management systems, identifying vulnerabilities and developing exploit scripts Perform security assessments of cloud environments, including configuration reviews and vulnerability assessments Develop and maintain automated security testing tools and scripts to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of security testing, including SAST and DAST Collaborate with other security teams to identify and address security gaps Stay up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity trends and threat intelligence, especially in the fintech and digital asset space Key Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or related field 5+ years of experience in cybersecurity, with a focus on offensive security Strong understanding of web application security principles (e.g., OWASP Top 10) Experience with cloud security principles and best practices (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., Python, Ruby, PowerShell) Experience with automated security testing tools (e.g., Nessus, Qualys, Burp Suite, SAST, DAST) Experience in the FinTech or digital asset space is highly desirable Excellent written and verbal communication skills At least one relevant certification (OSCP, OSCE, OSWA, etc.) is required Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits package Opportunities for professional development and training Collaborative and innovative work environment Flexible work arrangements This is a hybrid position with the expectation of 1-2 days per week on-site in Manhattan. Candidates must be local to the New York City area or willing to relocate upon offer acceptance. Relocation assistance may be provided as necessary. This is a full-time, direct hire position and cannot accommodate candidates seeking C2C or C2H employment.

US$180000 - US$220000 per year
New York
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DevSecOps Engineer

Glocomms is partnered with a revolutionary FinTech firm dedicated to transforming the lending industry for small and medium-sized businesses. The company's proprietary software is at the forefront of innovation, driving efficiency and accessibility in financial services. The ideal DevSecOps Engineer is a self-starter with 5-10 years of experience in DevSecOps, particularly in AWS environments. As a key member of the Information Security team, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the security and reliability of the firm's software infrastructure. Responsibilities Design, implement, and maintain security controls and processes in AWS environments Collaborate with development and operations teams to integrate security best practices throughout the software development lifecycle Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities Monitor and respond to security incidents and alerts Stay up-to-date with the latest security trends and technologies Spearhead the development and management of CI/CD pipelines, automating software delivery and deployment processes to enhance productivity and software quality Drive the adoption of Infrastructure as Code principles, using CloudFormation and/or Terraform/OpenTofu to define and maintain AWS infrastructure, ensuring scalability and reliability Collaborate with cross-functional teams to manage multiple AWS environments, optimizing resource utilization and cost-effectiveness Lead the implementation of security best practices, conducting code scans, vulnerability assessments, and enforcing secure coding standards Leverage tools such as GitHub, AWS, Python, CloudFormation, CDK, and Atlassian products to streamline development and testing workflows, fostering a culture of continuous improvement Create and maintain automation scripts and tools to streamline repetitive tasks, improving operational efficiency and enabling team members to focus on strategic initiatives Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field 5-10 years of experience in DevSecOps or related field Strong experience with AWS services and security best practices Proficiency in scripting and automation using languages such as Python, Shell, or PowerShell Experience with containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) Strong understanding of networking and web application security principles Relevant security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, AWS Certified Security - Specialty) are a plus Benefits Competitive salary and benefits package Opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies in a fast-paced, collaborative environment Career growth and development opportunities

US$145000 - US$175000 per year
United States of America
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Network Security Engineer

A Financial Services firm based in Memphis, TN is looking to add a Network Security Engineer to their growing security organization. This will be a senior level engineer, taking ownership of the following aspects of the network. Required Experience (3+ years): You will play a leading technical role - Cisco ASA Firewalls - Cisco Umbrella - Cisco Meraki - SIEM Tools - Azure Cloud Nice to Have: These skills are relevant to the environment - Financial Services Regulatory Knowledge, especially PCI-DSS - Certificate Management - Cloud, Cisco Network, OR Security Certifications If this sounds like an interesting fit for the next step in your career, please apply to the ad!

Negotiable
Memphis
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Principal Security Engineer

Principal Security Engineer Location: Chicago or Dallas (hybrid, 3-days on-site) Glocomms are partnered with a leading Financial Services firm in the search for a technically hands-on Principal Security Engineer to join a new division within the organization focusing on technology strategy and innovation. The new division has been founded to research new and innovative tools and technologies to integrate into the business whilst ensuring they work accordingly with the existing infrastructure and comply with the business's standards and regulatory requirements. In this role you'll have full autonomy to research new tools and technologies, conduct testing exercises, proof-of-concepts, and get creative with your own security-focused projects, all with the aim of further developing the firms and client's security posture in areas of Network Security, Cloud Security, Database Security, System Security, and Offensive/Defensive Security. Key responsibilities: Act as a key contributor to the firm's technology platform design, testing, and implementation. Introduce new tools and technologies to improve existing technology infrastructure using a zero-trust approach. Create the test criteria for new platforms, products, technologies, and ensure they align with business and security objectives. Spearhead stress tests, identify security risks, and proof-of-concepts to present to senior leaders. Cross-collaborate with technology, security, engineering, and GRC teams across the business to identify a strategic technical roadmap. Create security awareness documentation for new technologies being integrated into the business. Develop and maintain testing environment for the firms on-prem and cloud environment.

US$240000 - US$275000 per year
Chicago
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Zscaler Engineer (m/f/d)

About the job: Our client is a prominent IT security integrator and solution provider in the DACH region. They require a Zscaler engineer to help expand the IT security team. Responsibilities: Facilitating architecture workshops with customers either on-site or remotely. Providing assistance for larger and critical projects. Offering support during escalations and collaborating with the manufacturer. Gathering customer feedback and ensuring their satisfaction. Assisting customers with on-boarding, including training and access to resources. Providing proactive advice on the optimal deployment and usage of cybersecurity solutions. Requirements: Possesses a solid foundation in IT security. Bring more than three years of experience in customer consulting, including positions such as Customer Success Manager, Adoption Manager, Presales or Sales Engineer. Able to maintain existing customer relationships and provide professional advice on complex issues. Proficient in network and cloud security, web proxy, SASE and Zero Trust. Strong hands-on experience with the Zscaler Zero-Trust SASE platform. Fluent in German and English. How To Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, please apply for a confidential discussion.

Negotiable
Germany
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OT Cyber Security Engineer (m/f/d)

About the Job: My client is a global provider of specialty chemicals with production sites strategically located around the world. They offer innovative products and services across various fields, including nutrition, health, safety, and resource preservation. They require an OT Cyber Security Engineer as they are looking to implement and establish an OT department. Responsibilities: You perform assessments on the architecture and infrastructure of industrial control systems (SCADA / DCS / IIoT) within the cybersecurity domain. You devise and deploy cybersecurity strategies tailored to industrial control systems. You create ICS control frameworks following industry-standard methodologies and both international and national regulations. You establish or enhance management processes for ICS security. Requirements: Holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field. Has experience in internationally recognized cybersecurity standards and OT regulations, such as NIST-CSF and NIS2. Familiar with the following OT standards: IEC 62443, ISA 99, and NIST SP 800-82. Knowledge of network security design and technologies. Experience with OT-ICS systems, including SCADA, DCS, and PLC. Fluent in English, with German fluency being advantageous. 3-5 years of OT experience, preferably in critical infrastructure. How To Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, please apply for a confidential discussion.

Negotiable
Germany
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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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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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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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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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​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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