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Get a cyber security career in your sights

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11 May, 2018

Military Veterans are invited to apply for places on a free specialist cyber security course to boost their job prospects. The new three-day course, organised by IBM’s Security Division and Veteran employment specialists SaluteMyJob, is designed to introduce transitioning and former Service men and women to the functions of a security operations centre (SOC), and the roles of the SOC analyst and manager. It will also certify them as users of IBM’s Resilient tool – the market-leading incident response platform for cyber response teams worldwide.

It follows on from the success of the free IBM i2 Notebook Analyst and QRadar training programme, a partnership between SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute, which has seen more than 140 Veterans gain an IBM Open Badge certification.

Course attendees will train in Resilient, a tool in which analysts use dynamic response plans to work on the activities needed to remediate an incident. The course is particularly suitable for Service leavers with an operations background who are looking to move into cyber security and are keen to work within a security operations centre.

SaluteMyJob’s Managing Director Brigadier (Retd) Andrew Jackson thinks ex-Forces personnel could be ideally suited to a career in cyber security: ‘Military Veterans have been trained to use “standard operational procedures” in response to operational incidents. They are also used to regularly adapting to different roles, new teams and different responsibilities. Therefore, they are ideally placed for training as security operations centre (SOC) analysts, whether or not they have previous IT experience.

‘Furthermore, many Veterans are familiar with working in fast-paced, high-intensity operations rooms. The experience they have gained, often in hostile environments under huge amounts of pressure, makes them highly employable in information security roles in the commercial world.’

The course runs from 19–21 June and the closing date for applications is 25 May. The course is free but attendees must pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Find out more at www.salutemyjob.com/ibm/resilient/training/for/exmilitary

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