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Finding the next generation of threat intelligence experts

University students have been particularly hit hard by the global pandemic. Students who stayed on after their undergraduate degree – or left their jobs to start a Masters’ degree are now finding the job market looks a lot different from when they left.  

University careers offices are finding new ways to hold career days that connect students with future employers. Royal Holloway invited Threat Essentials MD, Paul Kenealy to talk to its infosec students about a career in threat intelligence and cybersecurity. Not only it is a chance for him to talk about a profession he is deeply passionate about; it’s also a chance to understand the talent available to him as he builds the Threat Essentials team. It’s been a productive relationship. Last month, Threat Essentials hired two cyber security analysts from Royal Holloway Masters Information Security at the world-leading Information Security Group (ISG), who have hit the ground running. Their role is to create threat intelligence insights to help our clients prevent cybercrime in their organisations. So, it is not surprising that today’s online Career's presentation had an impressive turnout of 57 students. 

“Threat Essentials has a Cyber-as-a-Service business model that relies on innovative and sophisticated technology combined with human intelligence”, says Paul Kenealy, MD. “We need thinking people with the technical understanding, drive and skills to be part of a start-up environment who will be working with some of the world’s largest companies and helping to advise and minimise their cyber riskI know that Royal Holloway has incredible talent amongst its student body, and it is always a pleasure to answer their questions and inspire a future generation of cyber security professionals.” 

A huge thank you to the  Careers & Employability team at  Royal Holloway for their continued support and hospitality.