IT Jobs on the rise as Companies prioritise effective Cyber Security

Irene Rincon our consultant managing the role
Posting date: 19 February 2020

Cyber attacks are steadily becoming a way of modern life. While these attacks can have a devastating effect on individuals, the scope of potential damage caused by security breaches at industrial facilities cannot be compared. It is therefore imperative that companies prioritise an effective cyber security process, a topic that has been increasing in demand across the globe. As an engineering recruitment agency, TRS explore the predicted impact of a Cyber Attack, and how this would affect engineering industries across the globe.

As firms are increasingly relying on technology to store and automate their data, Technology was recorded as the fastest growing sector last year. Due to this increase, there is currently a rise in demand in recruitment for all IT-related roles.  This business need is seen across a multitude of engineering industries, Engineering Staffing Agencies including TRS Staffing Solutions, are on the search for high quality candidates to recruit for roles across the globe.


According to Power Engineering International, “Thales and GE Steam Power are establishing a collaboration to deliver a suite of cybersecurity solutions to power plant operators.” After the Thales’ Cyberthreat Handbook identified the power generation industry as one of the most at risk of a cyber-attack. The report highlights that it has become vital for power generation operators to get specific and regular training to understand what they are fighting and how to better protect their systems.


Other critical infrastructure segments are also at risk of cyber-attacks, including the chemical manufacturing sector. Chemical Engineering explain that “Defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), critical infrastructure (CI) sectors are industries that are deemed so vital that their “incapacitation or destruction” would have debilitating effects on the country.” To expand, Chemical Process industries provide materials to the energy, manufacturing, defence and healthcare sectors. In fact, We Forum’s global risk report 2019 claims that cyberattacks causing disruption to operations and critical infrastructure ranks among the top five global risks for 2019.


There are many resources for companies seeking to improve their cybersecurity posture, but the best security practices often come down to training and awareness. With a global demand for IT positions, ensuring companies select the perfect candidate is integral to the firm. Firms are investing in and utilising big data across the globe to accurately determine successful processes in their business. Forbes also comments that “Employees are accessing their productivity applications from outside the physical workplace on an increasing number of mobile devices.” The collection of assets that IT organizations manage therefore is ever increasing. The scale of this technological advancement needs protection to secure data, and IT support has never been in more need considering the big data that many companies rely on.


The success of Cyber Security will rely on the steps taken by the workforce to mitigate the risks, and the conceit that humans should no longer be a last line of defence, but rather one of the first. As an engineering recruitment company, TRS specialize in sourcing candidates who are most suited to the role available in skills, experience and values. To find out more about how we can help your business, please contact us today.


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