Security Serious Week tackles Cyber Skills Gap through Creativity and Diversity

 

London, UK – 26 September 2017 – Security Serious Week is back for the third time during the first week of October. The organisers have brought together professors, scholars, entrepreneurs, researchers, incubators, journalists, practitioners and visionaries to discuss the issues surrounding the cyber skills gap in the UK during a free week-long Security Serious Week Virtual Summit.  With daily news stories of high profile data breaches, it’s clear that security technology alone cannot solve the problem. It takes all manner of people to make the UK a safer place to do business.

 

The totally free, not for profit event will bring participants from UK business five top-quality panel style webinars throughout the week commencing 2nd October to tackle the theme of Security Serious Week 2017, Bridging the Cyber Skills Gap through Diversity and Creativity. The week is supported by industry experts who are offering their time, wisdom and free advice to help UK companies protect as well as educate themselves about how companies can take advantage of UK schemes and programmes to make it a thriving cybersecurity hub, artificial intelligence and how to think outside the traditional route to a cyber career to get all of the right people in place to avoid becoming the next subject of a major attack. The full line up can be viewed here: www.securityserious.com/conference

In addition, back by popular demand, Security Serious Week will host the second annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards in London on the evening of the 3rd October. The event honours the unsung heroes who work tirelessly to avert disasters from attacks against our critical national infrastructure, defend their networks from the daily onslaught of breaches and highlight the cyber pitfalls to educate everyone. The Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are made possible with the support of Mimecast, Gigamon, GSK, SE Labs, Canon, Eskenzi PR, Lastline, (ISC)², CREST, Barracuda, Smile on Fridays, 1E, Firemon, It Security Guru, Corero and the Charities Security Forum.

 

“Security Serious Week, as part of European Cyber Security Awareness Month, is all about people this year.  Threats are coming at UK businesses from all angles and there are simply not enough people to defend against them,” said Yvonne Eskenzi, founder of Security Serious Week and co-Founder of Eskenzi PR. “This is an amazing industry to be part of and it’s not just technical skills that are required – we’re hoping to make people think differently about a career in cyber security or even reconsider the way they’ve gone about hiring personnel to help broaden the search.”

 

 

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