Figures from the global information security workforce study, show there will be around 100,000 unfilled cyber security jobs in the UK by 2022. It's an employees' market as demonstrated by increasing salaries.
Seeking to rely on experienced hires is no longer an option for many organisations.
The good news is that hiring an apprentice will most likely see higher retention and result in an employee with the technical skills and qualifications to meet your specific needs. And, depending on where you are based, there may be significant government incentives to recruit an apprentice.
Qufaro has been working in partnership with Global Knowledge Apprenticeships (GKA) to deliver Level 4 cyber security apprenticeship training. There are two Level 4 cyber apprenticeships which are for the Cyber Security Technologist and secondly the Cyber Intrusion Analyst.
Recognising that the battle for talent is starting earlier and earlier, Qufaro is launching the new level three Cyber Security Technician Standard.
Employers interested in the cyber apprenticeship can contact Qufaro here.
This occupation is found in all sectors where information is held digitally and where that information is an asset that needs to be protected including but not limited to finance, retail, telecoms, health, media, manufacturing and local authorities.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to provide first line cyber security support. This requires individuals to monitor and detect potential security threats and escalate as necessary and to support secure and uninterrupted business operations of an organisation through the implementation of cyber security mechanisms and the application of cyber security procedures and controls.
The primary role of a Cyber Security Technologist is to apply an understanding of cyber threats, hazards, risks, controls, measures and mitigation's to protect organisations systems and people.
Those focused on the technical side work on areas such as security design & architecture, security testing, investigations & response. Those focused on the risk analysis side focus on areas such as operations, risk, governance & compliance.
Whether focused on the technical or risk analysis side...
The primary role of a Cyber Intrusion Analyst is to detect breaches in network security for escalation to incident response or other determined function. An Intrusion Analyst will typically use a range of automated tools to monitor networks in real time, will understand and interpret the alerts that are automatically generated by those tools, including integrating and correlating information from a variety of sources and in different forms...