Outsource UK’s Cyber Insights for 2018
Rosie Anderson, programme manager for Cyber, looks at the past year, including trends in salaries and roles, and then looks forward to what this year might bring.
- 2017 has had its ups and downs for the cyber security industry, from the WannaCry attack which hit more than 300,000 computers across the UK, the Equifax breach which affected 694,000 UK customers and has resulted in an FCA investigation and the Uber hack – which is a lesson in how not to handle a cyber breach!
- It’s also been a year for focus on Government legislation, and we have seen an increase in roles focussing on cyber security compliance, or GDPR and DPA regulations, as our customers across all sectors prepare for the impending GDPR legislation that takes affect from May 25 2018
- Diversity has also been a key focus for our customers, and this year we held two Diversity Matters events – The 1st in London in June which focussed on Women in Tech, and the 2nd in November in Manchester which focussed on Diversity & Inclusion of all forms. We have more events planned in Q2 / Q3 for Bristol, London and Swindon. A short video from our events is available here.
- We also exhibited at Cyber UK again in 2017 and were pleased to see the government’s commitment to making the UK the safest place to do business online and the progress made so far. CYBERUK 2018 promises to be bigger than ever with a stream planned for Women in Cyber
- Our Cyber team has also been increased, and welcomes Shirin Fahri who is focussed on App Sec and Pen Test and we are currently recruiting additional staff. Shirin joins Rosie Anderson, responsible for Cyber Managers and Senior Appointments and Rebecca Jane responsible for Identity and Access Management Consultants.
For more information, or to discuss what's next for you in 2018, contact Rosie Anderson on 07854 072480