Janos Meszaros, Recruitment Consultant at Jenrick IT provides us with a job market update within the Cyber Security sector: Recent successful and unsuccessful hacking attempts to the IT systems of major global Companies and Government institutions have brought this new type of threat to the attention of the public and commercial sector. This new cyber threat created a market for IT Consultancy Companies who will take on the task of preparing and strengthening our important IT systems. GCHQ recently announced that they will become "the main port of call for businesses dealing with cyber attacks, under the government's new cyber security strategy." The Government has allocated a £650 million pound funding to set up a National Cyber Security Programme. For more information on this news and to find a copy of the The UK Cyber Security Strategy please click on the link below:

2012 will be a busy year for all the public and commercial institutions that are willing to participate in strengthening our defences against the ever-changing and growing digital threat. Companies within the government and defence sector already started to recruit professionals for current and future projects. Our recruitment professionals at Jenrick IT found that the demand on the market for professionals with the following skill sets recently increased:

  • CLAS or CISSP certified Security Consultants or Information Assurance Consultants with strong knowledge of relevant security standards and policies: HMG SPF, JSP 440, JSP 480, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS. The Consultants also had  strong knowledge of the following Security technologies: PKI, firewalls, encryption, IDS & IPS, Cyber Intrusion Management, encryption, identity management.
  • Security Analysts with experience of setting up and running Security Operating Centres. They couple the strong technical experience with the following certifications: CISSP, SSCP, CEH, CISM, GCIH, GCIA, GCED, GCFA
  • Solutions Architects to design secure systems with strong knowledge of the following technologies: Virtualisation, Windows, Linux, Enterprise solutions, Messaging, LDAP, Firewalls, Content-Scanners, Forensic Tools, Internet technologies, storage, SIEM, Malware, attack-vectors, Common Criteria, CAPS
  • Secure Systems Engineers, Developers to implement secure information systems based on various technologies such as VMware, Xen, Citrix, Web Services in Java / .NET, Data Diodes, PKI, Hashing Algorithms, MapReduce, Distributed / Parallel Computing, Oracle, Hadoop, InfoSec

Further information and advice: Jenrick IT has become a leading source of career advice for SC and DV Cleared IT Professionals, after being regularly seen at exhibitions such as the SC Expo and the DSEi London, and the experienced consultant team are able to open up a series of security and defence job opportunities for IT professionals. For more information please call Jenrick IT on (01932) 245 500 and ask to speak with the SC and DV Recruitment Team.