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Vision

Our vision is to deliver opportunities to aspiring and junior professionals to meet and support each other through the first years of their career in information security. We also aim to bridge the gap between employers and students, and offer insight to inspire the next generation to join our profession.


Aims and Objectives

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Networking and Collaboration We aim to enable networking, drive active participation and collaboration of junior professionals in cyber security coming from a vast range of industry sectors.

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Education Facilitate educational events, seminars and workshops delivered at parent organisations by industry experts and leaders, passionate in preparing today's "next generation" to be tomorrow's information security workforce.

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Inspiration Mentor students by providing them with networking opportunities, career advice, job fairs and real insight into the industry to enable them to make informed decisions about their career aspirations.


Membership

Membership of NextSec is free, and is broadly divided into three groups.

Aspiring Professionals

Many of our members are currently studing IT or security degree courses at university (undergrad or postgrad) or who are currently working in another sector but looking to move into an InfoSec career.

Junior Professionals

The bulk of our members are junior professionals with up to 6 years experience in the information security industry.

Senior Supporters

We are supported by a number of more senior professionals who have 7+ years of InfoSec experience and wish to help and develop the next generation of security professionals.


Activities & Events

The group and it's activities are entirely self-run, giving all members the opportunity to take part in the organisation of events and activities.

Presentation & networking events

For Aspiring Professionals...
Exposure to the real-world application of InfoSec. An opportunity to speak to junior and established professionals about what a career in InfoSec looks like and develop an initial professional network.

For Junior Professionals...
Expand knowledge and awareness of InfoSec into areas not typically covered by day-jobs. Develop professional networks with other junior and established professionals. An opportunity to enhance 'soft skills' through the organisation and presentation of events.

For Senior Supporters...
A mentorship opportunity to help aspiring and junior professionals, and identify potential talent for your organisation. An opportunity to enhance 'soft skills' through presentation at events.

Careers fairs

For Aspiring Professionals...
Learn about careers in the InfoSec industry, identify future employers and get a headstart in the competition for jobs.

For Junior Professionals and Senior Supporters...
A mentorship opportunity to help aspiring and junior professionals, and identify potential talent for your organisation.

Networking events

For Aspiring Professionals...
An opportunity to speak to junior and established professionals about what a career in InfoSec looks like and develop an initial professional network.

For Junior Professionals...
Develop professional networks with other junior and established professionals. Learn about the work undertaken by your peers in other organisations and share ideas to expand your knowledge and help enhance your career.

For Senior Supporters...
A mentorship opportunity to help aspiring and junior professionals, and identify potential talent for your organisation.

Project/thesis support (coming soon!)

For Aspiring Professionals...
Obtain suggestions and ideas of real-world relevant InfoSec problems to be the subject of final year projects, dissertations or theses.

For Junior Professionals and Senior Supporters...
Mentorship opportunities to assist aspiring professionals with identifiying real-world and relevant topics for their final year projects, dissertations and theses - the results of which may be applicable to business problems you are currently experiencing.