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March 27, 2017

Here are some opportunities you may be interested in


 

JSaRC Marketing Communications Assistant secondee role (unpaid)

 
An opportunity exists within the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) for an enthusiastic person to join JSaRC’s Marketing Communications team for 6 months to 1 year. This is an ideal opportunity to put a less experienced or graduate employee into the Home Office and learn how Government works from the inside. 
 
Please note, the deadline is open-ended, and for further details please see attached role description. For any further information on applications please contact Ellie at: Eleanor.Rice@adsgroup.org.uk
 
 

 

Women in Cybersecurity report

 
As part of their 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study, (ISC)² has now published the second release, regarding Women in Cybersecurity.  This work constitutes the largest-ever survey of over 19,000 cybersecurity professionals, and was commissioned by (ISC)2’s charitable arm, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education™ .  This work sits against a projected global shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity workers by 2022.
 
The survey includes the following findings:
Proportion of female cybersecurity workers in Europe among lowest in the world; while gender pay gap is the highest as female cyber professionals earn approximately 15% less than men
 Recommendations include creation of inclusive work places, increasing job satisfaction and ending pay inequity
Full details may be found at the following link
 https://iamcybersafe.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WomensReport.pdf
 

 

 

Government consultation on the Industrial Strategy - 6th April 2017

 
The government is consulting on its Green Paper Industrial Strategy.  IAAC wishes to respond with a particular focus on the cyber security and digital elements of the Strategy including skills.  It is intended that IAAC and the Digital Policy Alliance collaborate in responding to the consultation.
 
A copy of the consultation may be found at this link: Consultation on HM Government’s Industrial Strategy’s Green Paper  The workshop will take place on Thursday 6th April 2017, 1000-1300 at BCS Offices, 5 Southampton Street, London,
 
It is proposed that issues for consideration at the workshop will focus on two key strategic questions:
 
1.      In the light of the national cyber security strategy, with its objectives around economic well-being and UK cyber resilience, does the green paper sufficiently address the links between the digital economy and industrial strategy? How can the digital aspects of the Industrial Strategy and economic aspects of the cyber security strategy be harmonised? For example connecting the Digital Growth Hubs with the UK Cyber Security Clusters.
2.      Does the green paper sufficiently address cyber security skills such that it is likely to successfully support the skills aims of the National Cyber Security Strategy? In particular:
 
-               how to identify and build on success in cyber skills development; 
-               how to secure a constructive balance between education structures based on identifying and fostering academic excellence, alongside training structures which provide the skills in current and emerging demand;
-               how to balance the needs of HMG for “UK eyes only” talent and needs of industry for those who can work in partnership across jurisdictional, cultural and political boundaries.  
 
If you would like to participate, please register your interest at the following address: info@iaac.org.uk
 


 

Closure of UK Cyber Demonstration Centre

 
In July 2015 DCMS set up the Cyber Demonstration Centre as a facility in London where industry could demonstrate their capabilities to potential clients, foreign and domestic.  The UK government provided a room for this purpose in the then BIS/UKTI offices in 1 Victoria Street.  Following recent machinery of Government changes, over the next few months there will be a significant change in the utilisation of the 1 Victoria Street premises, with the Department for International Trade moving out on 31 March 2017.
As a result of this move, the room in 1 Victoria Street will no longer be available for the CDC.  The final day of use of the CDC is 27 March 2017.  HMG are in discussions with various partners to set up a similar in an alternative London venue, which will be run by Industry. If you would like to be involved in those discussions please do get in touch with billy.janjuha@trade.gsi.gov.uk
 



 

Request for companies capable of computerised witness drawings and/or face aging


(Sorry - not really cyber security!) Following a request from an ADS member company, RISC has been asked to see if there are any member companies that can do either, or both, of the following:
-  Complete witness drawings via a computerised system.
-  Complete face aging. For example, from a photo of a suspect at 20 years old, and the suspect would now be 50, produce an image of what they will now look like.
 
If any your company meets one, or both, of these requirements, please get in touch with Marc Brooker at Marc.Brooker@adsgroup.org.uk or +44 (0)7876 897424.

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