I’ve recently joined the NextSec committee to help deliver opportunities to young professionals, so that they can meet and support each other through the first years of their career. We aim to bridge the gap between employers and students, and offer insight to inspire the next generation to join our profession.
NextSec is a networking group for junior professionals working in Information Security and students aspiring to begin a career in this industry.
NextSec’s Aims and Objectives
- Networking and Collaboration. We aim to enable networking, drive active participation and collaboration of junior professionals in cyber security coming from a vast range of industry sectors.
- Education. Facilitate educational events, seminars and workshops delivered at parent organisations by industry experts and leaders, passionate in preparing today’s “next generation” to be tomorrow’s information security workforce.
- Inspiration. Mentor students by providing them with networking opportunities, career advice, job fairs and real insight into the industry to enable them to make informed decisions about their career aspirations.
I’m going to help organise the next event in the first quarter of1 2014. The conference would be hosted by KPMG and be dedicated to information security trends in the oil and gas industry.