Europe’s largest cyber security careers show arrives in London in response to the growing need to close the cyber skills gap

Event Details
  • Cyber Re:coded, the UK’s largest free cyber security careers show, opens today in London
  • An impressive line-up of industry experts leads the dynamic two-day event programme
  • Students, graduates and career changers are encouraged to explore the many opportunities in cyber security to help close the global cyber skills gap
  • Cyber Re:coded will also host the European Cyber Security Challenge, in which UK cyber warriors will battle to become the ultimate cyber security champions

15th October 2018, London UK – Today, doors open at London’s Tobacco Dock for the start of the UK’s largest cyber careers show, Cyber Re:coded. Organised and run by Cyber Security Challenge UK with backing from both the UK Government and leading UK businesses, Cyber Re:coded will take place from 15-16 October and presents a packed agenda of industry experts ready to inspire attendees to fill the cyber skills gap.

The event will attract thousands of people from inside and outside of the cyber security industry and promises to showcase the vast range of opportunities available to career changers, students and graduates who are interested in a career in this fast-paced and growing industry. The stage will be occupied by the likes of The Anti-Social Engineer, Richard DeVere, BT’s Head of Ethical Hacking, Craig Gonzales, CV guru Corinne Mills , and Director in Cognizant‘s security division, Oscar O’Connor, as well as Editor of Infosecurity Magazine, Dan Raywood, who will chair expert panel sessions on launching a career in cyber security.

Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James, said: “The UK is home to a booming cyber security sector and it is fantastic to see Cyber Security Challenge UK inspiring our talent of the future. From security software developer to incident response, this industry offers exciting roles for people who have a natural aptitude in problem solving and good communication skills. I encourage anyone interested to attend and see if they’ve got what it takes.”

In addition to the list of esteemed speakers, the line-up includes social media superstars GadgetsBoy aka Tomi Adebayo and Zero Day Labs Stu Peck, business leaders and academics, plus an extensive list of exhibitors keen to recruit next generation talent. Furthermore, attendees will be able to participate in workshops covering everything from social engineering and career coaching, to physical security challenges. The impressive two-day programme caters to everyone considering a role in one of the fastest growing industries and aims to promote diversity in a field where forward-thinking attitudes and problem-solving abilities are in very high demand. There are cyber roles out there for everyone, regardless of technical skills.

Cyber Re:coded will also host Europe’s ultimate cyber champions for the European Cyber Security Challenge in partnership with ENISA, BT and Cisco, in which 170 contestants from 17 European countries will battle to become the top cyber security team in Europe. Team UK comprises 10 entrants who have been coached by Fujitsu and BAE Systems and completed intense qualifying rounds to compete.

Sponsored by HM Government, BT and Cognizant, Cyber Re:coded is the first event of its kind and promises to break the mould on traditional security conferences, showcasing an array of innovative tech installations including laser harp performances by Theramin Hero, gaming and innovation zones plus a digital graffiti wall designed to encourage attendees to demonstrate their skills and potential.

This is another initiative led by the team at Cyber Security Challenge UK that highlights their dedication to solving the cyber skills shortage in the UK, and the event is set for a fantastic reception this week in London.

“BT is committed to nurturing the next generation of cyber security talent in the UK, and we’re proud to be supporting the Cyber Security Challenge’s role in achieving this,” said Mark Hughes, President, BT Security. “This initiative provides a fantastic opportunity to test the skills of aspiring cyber professionals, and it’s also great to see the Cyber Re:coded event put them in direct contact with employers. With the growing importance of cyber security in protecting the UK and its citizens, it’s also great to raise awareness among people who may not have been aware of careers in this area.”

 

For more information Cyber Re:coded, please visit: www.cyberrecoded.com.

For more information on the contestants taking part in the European Cyber Security Challenge, please click here.

For more information on Cyber Security Challenge UK and the work it is doing, please visit: https://www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/