It will come as no surprise that the IT industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. The Wall Street Survivor pitted cryptocurrencies, cloud computing and computer system design in the top 8 growers of 2018. BM Magazine confirmed that the digital economy is growing approximately 32% higher than the economy as a whole. With the industry growing at such a rapid pace, many opportunities are arising and developing.

So, what are you doing to further your career in cybersecurity? We’ve got some hot tips.

  1. Network, Network, Network

Speaking to other like-minded professionals is a certain way to feel inspired by your career choice. Expanding your network and building relationships with other industry veterans can be a great learning experience. It can help you not only tackle the topical issues you are facing now, but effectively networking is also a long-term investment in terms of those future career moves!

  1. Keep up with the latest technological advancements

Cybersecurity is constantly evolving to keep up with the latest threats. Updating your product knowledge and being aware of current solutions can stand you in great stead when it comes to furthering your cyber career. At our annual SecureTour18 events this June we have 6 technology leaders in attendance who will be presenting and demoing their latest products. Why not seize the opportunity by attending a short 30-minute breakout session on what they have to offer? With Sophos, Egress, Logpoint, Radware, Quorum and Thycotic there is bound to be a solution to grab your interest.

  1. Follow all the right people

There are so many mediums to gather information from, social media, blogs, websites, and psychically watching keynotes speak about their niches. Reading the right information can help you protect your business from the latest threats and it never hurts to boast your knowledge at those all-important company meetings! We’ve got a whole host of guest speakers in attendance at SecureTour18, including; Jessica Barker who was named one of the top most influential women in tech; Freaky Clown, ethical hacker and social engineer; Graham Cluley, award winning security blogger, researcher and public speaker; as well as a live Smashing Security podcast!

  1. Training Courses

Never. Stop. Learning. There are some great courses out there for all different types of job roles; from ethical hacking to leadership. Chess CyberSecurity has recently become CREST certified for penetration testing. Our OSCP trained engineers took another examination this January for the certification and we’re proud to be working with individuals who are interested in furthering their careers.

  1. Industry Best Practise

You may be aware of what your internal staff are doing but does this align with industry best practise? With GDPR changing the law on how we handle sensitive data it’s started a healthy conversation on how we are adapting to fit best practise regulations. Aligning with industry best practise; our IT Pulse Survey 2018 showed 96% of IT workers believe that regular penetration tests are a good idea, have you thought about your next one? Check out industry best practises and make sure you’re performing!


Our sound advice in the above five points leads us nicely on to how we can help you further your cyber career... you can combine all the above by attending one of our four free cybersecurity conferences around the UK this June. We’ve got guest speakers, other like-minded cybersecurity individuals, six of the hottest cybersecurity technology sponsors demonstrating their products, live security podcasts and even an SQL injection attack demo… what are you waiting for? Your cyber career develops here!