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Defence & Security

One of the UK's leading Technical IT recruitment agencies

Over the last decade we have recognised the growing demand for IT defence and cyber security specialists. With the digital landscape continuing to grow, more and more companies are implementing digital technology to improve business performance. This has proven to be effective for many companies looking to gain a competitive edge within the market place. However, this new digital direction has resulted in a new line of threat.

Cyber-attacks can vary in size and severity. Some can be fixed by simply deleting a program, however others can pose serious risks for many organisations. There has been a distinct rise in cyber security jobs over the last decade, and cyber security testing has become an integral operation for many businesses. It isn't just the threat of a cyber-attack that can pose serious ramifications for companies.

Because of the recently imposed GDPR Act, companies handling personal or sensitive information are legally required to have certain procedures in place to assess the threat level of any potential cyber-attack and stop it before it happens, failure to do so can result in significant financial and legal penalties.


The need for cyber security professionals in the digital age

How strong is my cyber defence? Has become one of THE most important questions companies must ask themselves in today's digital age. Cyber hackers or programs designed to purposely cause harm to a company's network / IT systems are constantly evolving. This means finding effective cyber security solutions can be difficult.

For many companies bringing in a cyber security consultant to run a project managed security assessment can be a cost effective way of implementing the right cyber security solutions. A security assessment, otherwise referred to as penetration testing, can assess everything from internet security to incident response procedures.

For companies dealing with large quantities of sensitive information or who specialise in sectors such as Aerospace and Defence, hiring a full time cyber security analyst is often a basic requirement. Typically, these companies will implement a dedicated team of cyber security professionals, made up of penetration testers, network security specialists, information security specialists and computer security specialists.

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GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation was introduced in May 2018 and has changed the way in which companies collect, use, store and share people’s personal data.

GDPR was created to protect personal data by enforcing regulations on what companies do with it. It effects every company that operates in and to the European Economic Area (EEA), which means any company that might not be based in the EU but who targets people in the EU must be GDPR compliant.

Failure to comply with GDPR can result in some considerable penalties, including 4% of a company’s annual global turnover or £20million, whichever is the greater volume. 

Hiring a dedicated Data Governance Manager is one of the most effective methods of ensuring your company is managing its data responsibly and efficiently.

A Data Governance Manager is responsible for the implementation of a company’s Data Governance protocol, communicating necessary changes throughout the entire company and ensuring data is being efficiently used and safely maintained.

A skilled Data Governance Manager will constantly review changes in the law and keep up with new technologies to assure your company is managing its data to the best possible standard.


Cyber security careers

As one of the fastest growing markets, demand for cyber security and IT defence professionals is high. The general cyber security career path begins with a Bachelors or Masters degree in cyber security or a computer science related subject. Sometimes companies will offer cyber security apprenticeships and training programmes. This can be a great way for entry level employees to progress professionally without attaining a university degree.

At Morson we regularly recruit within some of the UK's most exciting industries and provide people working at levels with a wide range of network security jobs, cyber security and IT defence jobs. From the Morson website candidates can create their own profile and search for jobs tailored to their experience, skill sets and aspirations. Every job application is supported by a dedicated recruitment specialist who provides support for every candidate we help. If you are looking for a career in IT and cyber defence, get in touch with us today on 0161 707 1516.


Our recruitment process

Our recruitment process has been shaped by 50 years of recruiting within various different industries across the world. Our recruitment services have helped grow businesses of all sizes and succeed in completing large scale projects. Our process is centred around listening to our clients and understanding their specific business requirements. We then tailor our candidate attraction and screening process based on the exact requirements to ensure every candidate we put through is a potential match.

Some of the Cyber security roles that we cover:

  • Security Control Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Data Governance Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Penetration Tester

These are just a few central roles that we cover within the IT defence sector. We can provide tailored candidate attraction campaigns to source one professional to a thousand professionals. We share the responsibility of our clients when delivering on projects, to ensure that our processes closely align with their business goals.

If you are undertaking a cyber security project or would like to find experienced professionals who can help support your business, get in touch with us today on 0161 707 1516.

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