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Awarded For Supporting Forces


securestorm gets awarded for supporting forces 


Securestorm are pleased to have received the bronze award recognition from the Armed Forces Covenant - Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

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We would like to thank you for your statement of intent to support defence personnel. The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel. The scheme awards employers who support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.
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As part of our on-going commitment we particularly seek to support the employment of veterans young and old, through actively targeting veterans in employment campaigns, actively supporting industry training and work placement schemes and mentoring veterans within the industry. We now proudly carry the Armed Forced Covenant logo to show our membership and involvement. 

For more information on our involvement with the AFC or opportunities for Armed Forces, please get in touch with us on enquiries@securestorm.com or visit our CAREERS page for latest vacancies.

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Honouring Our Armed Forces

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Honouring Our Armed Forces

Honouring Our Armed Forces

 
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Securestorm has recently signed an official agreement to honour the Armed Forces Covenant.

By extending the support to the Armed Forces Community, we recognise the value Serving Personnel both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country. By directly getting involved with the Armed Forces Covenant, we extend and re-affirm our beliefs by actively supporting initiatives, taking up causes and voicing their messages in our actions.

Embedding the 'Core' Principles in Our Culture

Our Armed Forces fulfil the responsibility of protecting the realm on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.


"We (Securestorm Ltd.) will endeavour in our business dealings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant"


Securestorm not only acknowledges this agreement as an initiative but also holds these values deep within the company culture and origins. In fact, Securestorm Co-founder & CTO, Tony Richards served in the armed forces before making his mark on the Cloud & Cyber Security domains as an industry leader & strategist, especially working alongside and solving challenges for Public Sector organisations like the Ministry of Justice, Youth Justice Board, Supreme Court, and GDS, to name a few.

Showing Commitment & Support in Our Actions

As part of our on-going commitment we particularly seek to support the employment of veterans young and old, through actively targeting veterans in employment campaigns, actively supporting industry training and work placement schemes and mentoring veterans within the industry.


"We (Securestorm Ltd.) recognise the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business"


Drawing from our expertise and specialism in the security field and using our partnership with organisations like Amazon Web Services, we are able to contribute to important schemes like the AWS Re:Start. We recently hired and mentored a young veteran who is now on the path to becoming a Cyber Security Consultant. Along the way, he recieved regular support, technical training and qualifications, customer facing experience and an all important work contract from Securestorm. You can read about his journey below:

'A Veterans Journey to Civilan Life'

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Tony Richards, commented "With years of experience in the army as well as working in a trending industry, my team and I are able to provide the 'right' nurturing and 'balanced' mentorship required to help the members of Armed Forces pick up and apply new skills suited to them as well as transition back to civilian life. We have already seen some great success in our involvement and we will continually do so in all our future endeavours".

We also take this opportunity to encourage other organisations and associates in our community to support and take up this cause of supporting the AFC. This goes beyond getting veterans back to normal life as the industry needs to recognize what they have to offer. There is a big opportunity to fully develop veterans’ skills and train them to be specialists in order to meet the rising national skills shortage in technology, particularly the vast field of Cyber and Cloud Security.

For more information on our involvement with the AFC or opportunities for Armed Forces, please get in touch with us on enquiries@securestorm.com. Don't forget to visit our other helpful content and handy resources:

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UK faces dramatic cyber-security skills 'cliff edge' and is chronically under prepared for hacker attacks, study finds

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UK faces dramatic cyber-security skills 'cliff edge' and is chronically under prepared for hacker attacks, study finds

"The study finds that only 12 per cent of the UK workforce is under the age of 35 and 53 per cent is over the age of 45"

Tuesday’s survey follows a string of similar warnings and a slew of high-profile cyber-attacks that have cost companies both in terms of money and reputation Reuters

A global survey of almost 20,000 security professionals across banks, governments and multinationals concludes that Britain is facing a cyber-security skills “cliff edge” and that companies are “chronically” under-prepared for attacks. 

The survey, conducted by (ISC)² – a non-profit organisation that aims to educate people about the risks of being online – shows that the UK workforce is getting older which is exacerbating an already gaping cyber-security skills rift. 

Only 12 per cent of the workforce is under the age of 35 and 53 per cent is over the age of 45, the study finds. 

A mere 6 per cent of UK companies are recruiting graduates who would have the potential to plug the gap, and 66 per cent already face a cyber-security skills squeeze due to being unable to find qualified personnel. 

The data also suggest that employers are largely refusing to hire and train inexperienced recruits. A whopping 93 per cent of UK companies that responded to the survey said that previous cyber-security experience is an important factor in their hiring decisions.

The findings indicate that the skills deficit is already having an effect on British businesses.  

Close to half of the UK companies questioned said that the shortfall of cyber-security personnel is having a significant impact on their customers. A similar proportion said that it is already causing security breaches. 

 “Industry is experiencing a talent shortfall because employers are too focused on recruiting people with existing cyber-security experience,” said Lucy Chaplin, a manager within KPMG’s financial services technology risk consulting group, commenting on the survey. 

“[It] is like complaining that there’s a shortage of pilots but refusing to hire anyone who is not already an experienced pilot.” 

Rob Partridge, head of BT’s Security Academy, said that “the findings confirm that graduates are being overlooked for cyber-security roles and it is now an economic and security imperative that we change this trend”.

Tuesday’s survey follows a string of similar warnings and a slew of high-profile cyber-attacks that have cost companies both in terms of money and reputation. 

Last month, a survey by job site Indeed showed that the chasm between supply and demand for cyber-security expertise is widening at an alarming rate. 


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Securestorm agrees with the Cyber Security shortage and deeply supports Cyber as part of educational curriculum and enhanced training and support networks to boost professionals levels as well as tackle skills shortage. This ethos is carried over in our approach of 'investing heavily in people'. We are on the lookout for bright and motivated talents to be join our progressive organisation and be inspired and grow within the Cyber Security Market. To visit our latest vacancies, visit: https://www.securestorm.com/careers/ or write to careers@securestorm.com for more information.

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