Careers in Hacking

Insider intelligence to accelerate your career in cybersecurity

Upcoming workshops
Introductory
15-19
3.5 hours
Online

Join the elite worldwide cyber protection force

We live in a world that increasingly relies on the power of computers, from controlling the satellites that enable worldwide communication to powering our national grids and storing our most sensitive information. But as we seize the immense opportunities brought by emerging technologies such as blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, we are also faced with the responsibility of protecting this vital infrastructure against malicious intent.

This means that opportunities have never been greater for cyber professionals who can identify and mitigate security threats for an ever-growing number of technological advances. Businesses and governments are all competing for ethical hackers with the ability to showcase IT vulnerabilities and help protect their interests.

Those with the skills and abilities to prevent and defend us against cybercrime and help keep our technology-dependent lives running smoothly can look forward to a rewarding, diverse and highly lucrative career.

How this workshop could benefit you

Elite Instruction

Get an expert, insider guide to the challenging world of ethical hacking

Scientific Insights

Discover the trends shaping the future of global cybersecurity

Expert Guidance

Learn how cyber skills could prove valuable across a diverse range of disciplines

Practical Learning

Benefit from hands-on tasks and real-life scenarios

Insider Advice

Gain first-hand insight into an exciting range of careers in cybersecurity

Executive Career Coaching

Pick up career tips and advice from ethical hacking experts

Valuable Contacts

Build a network of current and future cyber professionals

Get Ahead of the Curve

Give your university applications and career pathway a competitive edge

James Pavur

Delivered by guest expert

James Pavur, Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber-Security, Oxford University

James is a Rhodes Scholar and honours graduate of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service where he majored in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. He is currently researching the intersection between cybersecurity and space technology with a particular focus on satellite communications, and has a broad interest in cybersecurity and cyber policy. He has assisted on computer crime investigations and is an avid competitive hacker, including as a member of the winning team of the 2018 EOS Global London Hackathon.

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What to expect?

An insider’s guide to the world of ethical hacking

Hosted by a hacking expert, our workshop offers a beginner’s guide to ethical hacking and its key rules and responsibilities.

You’ll take a closer look at some of the most common cybersecurity specialisations, from security analysts and cryptographers to penetration testers and intelligence officers, and discover the skills you’ll need to succeed.

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Learn ethical hacking skills first-hand

The workshop gives you first-hand practical experience of hacking your way into a vulnerable online storefront. After running through a series of weaknesses with your instructor you’ll then be encouraged to carry out some unguided exploration, looking to identify and exploit weaknesses in the application.

You’ll develop a deeper understanding of the processes and skills required to expose online vulnerabilities and the steps you might take to secure them.

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Exclusive access to cyber professionals

Our guest experts are on hand to share their experiences of working in different areas of cybersecurity and the emerging trends across the sector. They’ll answer your questions and offer valuable advice on starting out and progressing in this fascinating and diverse field.

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Workshop timetable

13.30

Welcome

Meet your instructor and get a brief overview of the day’s activities.

13.40

Ethics in hacking

An introduction to ethical and unethical hacking and the accepted standards in hacking ethics

14.00

Cybersecurity careers and pathways

Take a closer look at common cybersecurity specialisations and discover more about key roles including vulnerability researchers, forensic analysts and cyber ops officers.

14.30

Develop hands-on skills

Get practical experience hacking your way into a vulnerable online storefront.

15.30

Skills for Cybersecurity Careers

Gain an understanding of the skills needed to succeed in cybersecurity, such as problem solving, programming, and logic, plus how and where to start developing them.

16.00

Panel Q&A

Ask our experts – get the answers and advice you need to get ahead.

The timetable is just an example and the exact timings and content may be a little different on the day.

Requirements

A PC or Mac (laptop or desktop)

Zoom to access the workshop

A stable internet connection

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Upcoming workshops

Date

Sat, 25 September 2021

Time

13:30 - 17:00

Price

£75

Frequently asked questions

What is Skills Gap?

We are a careers accelerator, running short tech workshops and courses for 15-19 year-olds. Taught by passionate industry experts, our programmes give you the insight and practical tech skills required by companies in finance, science, engineering and many other sectors.

Who is the Careers in Hacking workshop for?

The workshop is specifically designed for students aged 15 to 19 who are interested in a career in cybersecurity, and want an insight into the skills needed for roles in the industry and the different career paths available. It aims to give you a head start before you begin university or take any other route into the sector.

Do I need any programming or hacking experience to take part?

Not at all. The workshop has been created with beginners in mind, and has been designed to give you an overview of cybersecurity and the exciting opportunities in ethical hacking.

How do I access the workshops online?

We use Zoom. It is free, easy, allows everyone to be on camera and mic at the same time, and features intuitive presentation and learning tools, like collaborative white boards and break-out rooms for group work.

You also need a Google account to upload the files into your online workspace for the practical session.

How fast does my internet need to be?

You will need a stable internet connection capable of supporting video conferencing. We recommend using a wired ethernet connection with a download speed of at least 4Mbps and an upload speed at least 1Mbps (preferably 3.8Mbps).

What computer hardware and software will I need?

Essential hardware
You will need a PC or Mac (laptop or desktop) which has at least 8GB of RAM and runs Windows 10 or Mac OS 10.11 or later.

Essential software
You will need Zoom. If you have not used it before, you can create a free account and download the app for your phone, tablet or computer.

Recommended
We also highly recommend a second screen. This will allow you quickly and easily move between the various activities.

(A laptop, tablet or Chromebook may provide you a suitable option. The main activities need the larger screen size but a smartphone can still provide a convenient way to submit questions in the panel discussion.)

How do I join the workshop on the day?

We will send you a Zoom link via email shortly before it starts.

Who do I speak to if I have more questions?

If you have not been able to find out what you need from the information on this page, please email our friendly team at hello@skillsgap.tech.

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