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Understand different cyber roles and what employers want

8 June 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A free workshop to assist students from ethnic minority background looking to make a career in Cyber security.

About this event

A career in cyber security is both challenging and rewarding. Cyber security jobs are more in-demand than ever, since most businesses are dependent on IT and communication technologies. with more and more businesses using the internet for services, we are seeing a rise on cyber threats, leading to the increasing demand of cyber professionals.

However, cyber security encompasses a much bigger, broader range of roles than most people realise. Cyber is a growing sector and there are a huge variety of interesting career options – and you don’t necessarily have to study STEM subjects or have a degree in cyber security for many roles.

In this workshop you will hear directly from cyber recruiters and industry professionals talking about:

  • How to get started i.e. know the different roles and opportunities
  • How do qualifications and certifications factor in
  • Practical tips on networking
  • Job search strategies
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Getting over the confidence gap/impostor syndrome

There will be Q & A session at the end of the workshop to allow students to interact and share their thoughts with the industry experts.


  • Zeshan Sattar, Senior Director, Learning & Skills Certification, CompTIA
  •  Dee O’ Neale, Cyber Security Consultant Team Leader, Claranet.


About The Ethnic Minority in Cyber (EMiC) Network

While there is a growing cyber security skills gap and high shortage in the UK cyber sector, a recent survey found that only 17% cyber professionals are from the ethnic minority background across all cyber roles. The EMiC network is a pilot network for the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority cyber academia, professionals and businesses with the long-term aim of significantly improving representation across the cyber sector.



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