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VIDEO: Why getting into cyber security could be the best career move you ever made

Infosecurity Europe is Europe's number one information security event, and ITProPortal headed down to London's Earls Court exhibition centre to bring you all the action as it unfolded.

Featuring over 325 exhibitors, the most diverse range of new products and services in the market, an unrivalled education programme, and over 13,000 unique visitors from every segment of the industry, Infosecurity has fast become one of the most important dates in the calendar for IT security professionals, decision-makers and evanglists across Europe.

In this video, Peter tells us about how ISACA's Nexus programme is changing the cyber security employment game, and making life easier for those trying to get into the industry.

Peter tells us why over-specialisation has harmed the security industry, and what we can do to close the gaping skills gap. He also lets us know how people with a more general IT background can move into a more lucrative and rewarding career in cyber security, and why some of the best employees he's ever hired are from an IT background.

Peter also gives us his one piece of advice on how to take a holistic view and get serious about a cyber security career.

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