The Future of Cyber Employment

  • Date 05 Jun 2019

The Future of Cyber Employment

05 Jun 2019, 12:35 - 12:50

Cyber Innovation Showcase

For every 100 cyber jobs posted on there are only 32 applicants, a skills gap that TechCrunch describes as a gigantic problem for 2019. According to recent estimates, there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the industry by 2021. 

This puts businesses in a very difficult position to compete for scarce cyber talent.

Concurrently, young people are increasingly demanding flexible working so that half of the United Kingdom’s working population will be self-employed in the next five years. Millennials seek out freelancing for the freedom and quality of life it can offer and are increasingly turning their nose up at 9-5 employment.

Is cyber ready for the changing nature of work?

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discussion about the changing nature of work
  2. Exploration of opportunities and challenges for cyber training and recruitment
  3. Examples of innovative practice 
  4. Leveraging flexible working to source hidden talent 
  5. How freelance consultancy drives cyber continuous cyber up-skilling



  • Eoin Heffernan




    Eoin is CEO of Padlock an online platform connecting businesses with freelance cybersecurity expertise, on demand. Eoin hold an MBA from Open...

Business Issues covered

  1. What will this session help you to do?
    • Deliver security to drive and enable business growth‎
    • Understand internal and external threats and keep a business secure‎




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