Start Date 18.03.2022 Time 11:30 am
End Date 18.03.2022 Time 1:00 pm
Location Virtual
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A free workshop to assist students from ethnic minority background looking to make a career in Cyber security.

About this event

Are you a student from ethnic minority background looking to start a career in cyber? Do you find it a challenging to write your own CV in a way that it maximizes your potential and at the same time catches the attention of the recruiter. Have you thought of using social media to become more visible to the employer? Although having a strong CV is the first step, a relevant social media presence can play an important role in standing out from the crowd in a highly competitive recruitment market.

This free workshop offers answers to your questions. 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.

Speaker Details:

  • Bal Rai, Director & Co Founder at Cyber Management Alliance
  • Anitha Chinnaswamy, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Digital Technologies / Cyber Security Management at Aston Business School

Register now to avoid disappointment. CV and Social Media presence clinic Tickets, Fri 18 Mar 2022 at 11:30 | Eventbrite

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.

Speaker Bios:

Bal Rai

Bal Rai, Managing Director from Cyber Management Alliance and former mentor for the UK’s Cyber Security Challenge will be presenting his popular workshop on developing and marketing your CV and developing interview skills in preparation for a career in cybersecurity.

Bal will be covering topics such as how to layout your CV, highlighting your key competencies, building your expertise via strategic and technical skills, optimising your profile with keywords, developing your online brand, building your network and interview tips. This will be a focussed but fun session and students are encouraged to attend even if you have already created a CV as Bal will be offering some invaluable insight on how and where to apply for jobs for your preferred employers.

Bal has assisted hundreds of students and career changers with improving and developing their strategies to secure roles at organisations including NCC, Palo Alto, KPMG, Citi, Digital Shadows, Sky, BT, ABN AMRO and many more.

Dr Anitha Chinnaswamy

Anitha currently works at Aston Business School as a Lecturer in Cybersecurity Management and is part of the Cyber Security Innovation Centre. Anitha has delivered multiple research and consultancy projects aimed at supporting the cybersecurity sector, alongside working with stakeholders in the key areas of cybersecurity risk management, awareness and organisational training and development in cybersecurity. In delivering the initiatives Anitha also holds relationships with LEAs, regional cybercrime units and other resilience centres and academic partnerships.

Anitha has led the design, development and delivery of an innovative MBA in cybersecurity that was aimed at middle-senior managers and included key areas such as:

  • Cyber threats, vulnerabilities, attach methodologies and dependencies.
  • Core components around people, processes and technology necessary to develop a cyber resilience programme.
  • Effective incident management, crisis management and communications during a cyber incident; and business continuity planning and effective recovery planning.

Anitha is currently part of the Cyber Network for BAME cyber professionals led by DCMS. The vision of this network consisting of members from across the West Midlands region is to promote diversity and inclusion in the cybersecurity sector.