BT Recruiting nine hundred For Cyber Security Drive

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 3:30 PM

The telecoms firm is taking on more staff amid growing concerns about hacking attacks on consumers, companies and governments.

BT Recruiting nine hundred For Cyber Security Drive

Telecoms firm BT is recruiting nine hundred people to work in its cyber security business over the following few months as portion of a drive to tackle the growing threat from hacking.

BT already employs more than 2.500 as security professionals and has security operations centres around the world.

It offers services ranging from anti-virus and parental controls for consumers to more complex solutions required by multinational companies, banks and governments.

The recruitment of nine hundred staff - including cybersecurity personnel and support staff - will get space over the next twelve months and include one hundred seventy graduate and apprentice roles.

BT said it'd hire from leading universities as well as among contestants taking portion in "war game" cyber attack simulations.

Most of the new roles will be in the UK including at security centres in London, Sevenoaks and Cardiff, but BT also said it was hiring security specialists across Europe, the Americas, Center E and Asia-Pacific.

Tag Hughes, president of BT Security, said: "A no of high-profile security and data breaches have dominated the headlines in recent months, and this has led to a surge in interest from both consumers and IT departments wanting to know how best they can defend themselves in the digital world.

"BT plans to stay at the forefront, innovating in cybersecurity, by hiring some of the best talent while training up the following generation of experts at our BT Security Academy."

Recent high profile cyber security breaches have included an  in Oct which saw 157.000 people have their personal details breached in an incident it's said could cost it as much as £80m. 

In January, that disrupted online banking services.

Information Commissioner Christopher Graham that hacking into company websites had become so ordinary that even a three-year-old could be shown how to do it.

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