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Computer Security and Forensics: A Lucrative Career

The computer security and forensics career path combines information technology and law into an interesting occupation. The need for computer forensic specialists is growing every year, so getting a head now can set you up for great opportunities in the future.What do They do?Computer forensic...

01/07/2016

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security is the information technology, processes and practices that protect computers, networks, data and programmes from cyber-attacks and unauthorised access via extended sources. Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing sectors in IT and the number of Cyber Security jobs has doubled...

21/09/2015

Cyber security challenges in 2015

The issues affecting businesses are similar around the world. The key issues and points of vulnerability are around human engagement – most of it innocently – such as bringing an infected personal mobile device into the corporate network, or clicking on a social media link that looks harmless but...

28/02/2015

Cyber security - one of the fastest growing sectors in IT

It is clear that cyber security is becoming an increasingly popular job sector in the IT world and even more so in the last year as there is now a greater demand for cyber security professionals in the UK than ever before. This has been proven as the number of cyber security jobs on ITsecurityjobs....

22/01/2015

IT Security Interview Help

Most interviews start with an introduction to your basic skills and personality and general knowledge about yourself for example, why did you leave your last job? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Describe yourself in 3 words etc. It is likely that interviews for an IT Security role would start...

25/03/2014

The Next Cybersecurity Threat Cycle is here - Are You Prepared?

Article contributed by Leon Ward, Field Product Manager, SourcefireThe first PC viruses appeared more than 25 years ago. Little did we realise that this was just the beginning of what would become a series of threat waves.For nearly 10 years viruses endured as the primary method of attack, but over...

28/02/2013

50% increase in demand for IT Security Jobs

Demand for IT Security jobs has soared this year, with the number of jobs advertised in the last quarter increasing by over 50% when compared to the same 3 month period in 2010.This rise in demand is not unexpected due to the ever increasing need for data protection in a business environment that...

11/09/2012

An introduction to Digital Forensics

If you think that you’d like a career in IT Security but you’re not quite sure where to begin, the need for Digital Analysts is due to rise as criminals become more savvy to evolving technology in the upcoming years. Digital Forensics is an area that can tackle this.What is it?Digital Forensics is...

20/08/2012

IR35: What are the implications for contractors?

IR35 is a piece of UK tax legislation, introduced in 2000, and designed to tackle "disguised employment".The legislation affects freelancers working through an 'intermediary' such as a limited company. Since trading via a limited company is a tax-efficient vehicle, then IR35 potentially affects a...

21/10/2011

Agency Workers Regulations – which contractors are affected?

The Agency Workers Regulations ("AWR") become legislation on 1 October 2011. The legislation will give temporary agency workers the same basic rights, after 12 weeks in the same assignment, as those on a comparable permanent contract at the same place of employment. After the initial qualifying...

21/10/2011