‘Hacker in residence’ joins Training 2000‘s Cyber Security Centre
An expert ethical hacker who works with businesses worldwide highlighting the risks of cyber-crime and helps to identify company’s online weaknesses has joined forces with a North West training provider.Jamie Woodruff has joined Training 2000’s Cyber Security Centre as ‘Hacker in residence’ – providing penetration testing and technical support to businesses, helping them to identify weaknesses within their computer systems and highlighting the techniques utilised by cyber criminals to steal money and company data.
Showcasing the critical role employees have in combating cyber criminals in their day-to-day roles and the type of threats they face, Jamie will work with the rest of the team to deliver a full cyber security solution, with staff training at all levels of an organisation a key part of this.Jamie brings a wealth of experience from his work with a range of organisations, from SMEs to blue chip corporations – Jamie also frequently travels the world, speaking to large corporations around social engineering, risk management and regulatory standards.
Jamie said: “It is great to have the opportunity to work as part of Training 2000’s Cyber Security Centre, helping businesses within the region protect against the real threat posed by cyber criminals.“Hackers target companies of every size – it is inevitable that your organisation will face some form of cyber attack at some point on either a small or large scale. Preparing through IT systems and through staff training is the only way you will minimise the potential damage which these type of attacks can cause.”
Sarah Green, business manager for cyber security at Training 2000 added: “It’s great having someone of Jamie’s expertise and experience on board, and it means we can offer a full service for businesses, making sure each piece of the cyber security puzzle is in place – both in terms of IT systems as well as employee training.” Launched in April 2016, Training 2000’s cyber security centre works with businesses and individuals across the North West to ensure they are protected against damaging cyber-attacks – delivering training courses which ensure staff across all levels of an organisation understand the risks posed by cyber-crime and how to stop one taking place.