Cyber Security Week is teaching the future generation of digital talent

Cyber Security Week is teaching the future generation of digital talent

Between 2-5 October, The Hague, Netherlands, is hosting the third edition of the international Cyber Security Week.

With more than 50 events during the course of the week, hundreds of experts on internet security and cybercrime from government, business and science will be sharing their knowledge, discussing the latest developments and pitching new innovative ideas.

Together with around 4000 visitors from 70 countries, they will be looking for solutions to one of the biggest challenges in our modern, digital world: how do we ensure a safe cyber future?

Cyber security has been featuring in the headlines increasingly frequently. Our digital security expressly requires innovative solutions based on international cooperation between countries and their cyber professionals.

Developing and motivating cyber security talent, as well as working together on innovative security solutions, are key themes during this 3ʳᵈ edition of Cyber Security Week.

Saskia Bruines, deputy mayor for Education, Knowledge Economy and International Affairs in The Hague, said: “Technological developments are continuing apace and the current shortage of talent will increase if we fail to take action as a society.

For that reason, public authorities, educational institutions and businesses need to join forces to train, attract and retain more talent. That is why it is important to teach children digital skills from an early age.

From primary school to university, educating cybertalent has to be high on the agenda. We want everyone to participate so we can all work together to create a safe society.”

The first week of October will also see the start of the Alert Online Campaign and One Conference (2-3 October), all in the context of European Cyber Security Month.

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.

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