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UK education technology firm takes lead in cyber security training thanks to formation of new partnership

Education technology firm e-Careers Limited has formed an exclusive partnership with EC Council to deliver cyber security training to professionals nationwide. Having trained over 200,000 information security professionals globally – including representatives from the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft and the United Nations – EC Council offers certifications in ethical hacking, security analysis and network defence.

Now, in an exclusive partnership, e-Careers becomes the only authorised partner across the UK and Ireland to deliver the complete range of online EC Council Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking accreditations, including its Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) programmes.

EthicalHackingJazz Gandhum, CEO of e-Careers, confirmed: “Cyber security is an advancing threat to businesses and organisations globally. The recent WannaCry and Petya cyber attacks penetrated businesses, banks, airports, Government departments and health services across multiple locations worldwide, not forgetting the UK’s very own National Health Service. This increasing threat has resulted in a growing demand for cyber security professionals, with recent reports revealing the number of roles advertised in the UK is at the third highest worldwide. Considering this advancing skills gap, e-Careers is delighted to bring all EC Council online courses to the UK, and will be working hard to help increase cyber security skill sets, knowledge and understanding.”

Taken over by Jazz Gandhum in 2011, e-Careers is one of the UK’s leading ‘edtech’ firms, providing access to over 600 courses across a range of industry sectors through its innovative e-learning platform.

Having educated more than 400,000 individuals over the past six years alone, the business has formed partnerships with over 75 key organisations, including awarding bodies, colleges and private establishments with a view towards making education affordable and accessible to the masses.

Sanjay Bavisi, CEO and president of the EC Council, added: “We’re delighted to have formed this new partnership with e-Careers and look forward to the opportunity this now presents for professionals right across the UK. Every day, cyber security threats grow with professional hackers advancing their knowledge and making digital inroads at an exponential and alarming rate. The only way in which to combat cyber security threats is through knowledge and education. Thanks to our new partnership with e-Careers, we’re confident that more and more professionals will be able to quell this risk, making the digital world a safer and stronger environment.”

*All EC Council courses offered through e-Careers’ e-learning platform are accessible online, making cyber security training both convenient and cost-effective. For more details visit www.e-careers.com

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Security sector shows ‘confidence in disability’ as International Day of Disabled People is celebrated

Tuesday 3 December 2013 marks the annual International Day of Disabled People (IDDP), an awareness day which aims to promote the abilities of disabled people and strives for better inclusion of people with disabilities into communities across the world.

Sponsored by the United Nations since 1992, this year’s campaign is focused on building ‘disability confidence’. Beth Carruthers, director of employment services for Remploy – the UK’s leading provider of specialist employment services and employment for disabled people – has explained the message behind this year’s campaign.

“The International Day of Disabled People is celebrated all over the world,” said Carruthers, “and is dedicated to promoting the abilities of disabled people. There couldn’t be a more appropriate time to spread the message about becoming ‘disability confident’.”

Carruthers added: “Equality in the workplace is good for disabled people and good for business. It’s also good for the country as a whole. If disabled peoples’ employment rate matched that of the rest of the population, an extra two million people would be in work.”

Disability Confidence Quiz

As part of this year’s awareness campaign, Remploy is actively encouraging employers to take part in their own ‘Disability Confidence Quiz’.

The online questionnaire is aimed at any employer wishing to build disability confidence amongt their staff group, whether it be a private sector, public sector or not-for-profit organisation.

Last year, a survey of British Security Industry Association (BSIA) members demonstrated that the security industry already places confidence in disability, with 62.3% of respondents revealing that their company currently employs someone who is disabled

Last year, a survey of British Security Industry Association (BSIA) members demonstrated that the security industry already places confidence in disability, with 62.3% of respondents revealing that their company currently employs someone who is disabled

The aim of the quiz is to identify gaps in knowledge and highlight the employment services Remploy can offer to suit specific needs. Those who take the quiz will also be entered into a prize draw entitling entrants to a 20% discount from Remploy’s leading disability guide.

To take the quiz, interested parties should visit this link: http://www.remploy.co.uk/news-and-media/international-day-of-disabled-people/iddp-quiz.ashx

Security sector: placing confidence in disability

Last year, a survey of British Security Industry Association (BSIA) members demonstrated that the security sector already places confidence in disability, with 62.3% of respondents revealing that their company currently employs someone who is disabled.

96.2% of those surveyed also believed that the management team of their organisation takes equality, diversity and inclusion very seriously in the way they behave and talk.

Despite this positive attitude towards disabilities, there are still some barriers to overcome. While members of the BSIA do believe there’s a wide range of opportunities within the industry for those with a disability, 70% of respondents felt that there isn’t enough awareness about such opportunities.

When asked what they believed the main challenge to be for disabled jobseekers, 41.5% thought that the access to suitable vacancies could be the leading obstacle, with 34% highlighting that there may be a lack of understanding of the roles available within the security industry.

Career opportunities in the security sector

The private security industry boasts a wide variety of career opportunities across an array of different sectors that can suit the needs of those with a disability.

To showcase the wide range of career paths available in the sector, the BSIA produced its very own careers guide, which was written in association with Remploy, JobCentrePlus, Bridging the Gap and Skills for Security.

To download the guide visit: http://www.bsia.co.uk/web_images/publications/148_careers_guide.pdf

To find out more about the BSIA visit: http://www.bsia.co.uk

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