Cyber skills gap: Attracting the next generation of talent | SASIG
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Friday 7 October, 11am-12.30pm (BST)

A generation of young people are looking for their first cybersecurity role, but employers are struggling to recruit and retain the talent they need.

Learn how offering and promoting work experience opportunities can attract, engage, and educate the next generation of talent and fill your cybersecurity roles. Drawing from real-life case studies, we’ll explore how we can all work to close the cybersecurity skills gap.

You’ll discover how the Cyber Choices Network is helping young people by diverting them into positive career choices, and how you can be supported by Speakers for Schools to connect with and inspire young talent.

If you are a member of ISACA, ICA or The Security Institute, you can earn CPE/CPD points for attending our webinars live. Remember to log your attendance with your provider to be credited.

Guest chaired by

Chris Leonard, Former IT Security and Compliance Manager, KraftHeinz

Presented by 

Jess Trollope (info), Regional Engagement Manager, Speakers for Schools
Ian Cooper, Head of Engagement – East Midlands and East Anglia, Speakers for Schools
Steph Phillips (info), Cyber Choices Co-ordinator, Eastern Region Special Operations Unit

Have younger children or interested in the benefits of developing cybersecurity skills early?
Watch our recording of Planting the seed of cybersecurity in the minds of young children – How young is too young for cyber safety discussions? Discover how to encourage good cyber practices early and why this will help us close the skills gap.

Looking for your first role in cybersecurity, or know someone who is?
Check out our Cybersecurity Skills Festival on Tuesday 18 October – We discuss skills in cyber, job hunting tips, and career advice, and connect those looking for work directly with those looking to hire.

Want to learn more about the benefits of diversity in teams?
Join us on Wednesday 19 October for Different voices, different perspectives: The importance of diversity in cyber teams – Explore the different types of diversity and what they bring to the table in security teams.


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