Wales Targets Share Of 1,000 New Cyber Security Jobs At PwC
PwC in Wales is currently recruiting for a new intake of graduates, but many more jobs could be created.
He said: “There is really good centre at University of South Wales for cyber security and we also have the Software Academy in Newport.
All 1,000 new recruits will tackle cyber security and privacy threats, as well as data management, business systems and IT risks.
Over 600 jobs will be filled by external hires, while over 400 will be transferred from other PwC sites – potentailly for overseas – The firm will also be recruiting at least 200 data and tech graduates.
PwC’s head of assurance Hemione Hudson said “Business models that have served clients well for decades are being disrupted or destroyed due to the speed of digital disruption, the increase of regulatory scrutiny on technology risks, and the escalation of cyber threat, requiring us to respond and build a strong team of specialists,”
The move follows a number of high profile hackings at British companies over the past year.
Thousands of customers’ bank account and contact details were accessed after a cyber attack at TalkTalk, the telecoms firm announced in October.
Banking giant HSBC was later hit by a denial of service attack that temporarily shut down its online banking service back in February.
Software accounting firm Sage said earlier this month that the employee details for about 280 companies were accessed by an unauthorised user via an internal login.
Marc Bena, a risk assurance partner at PwC, said: “Our clients and their customers want to know that their technology is innovative and pushing boundaries whilst being safe and delivering what is expected.
“We have a duty to continue to build a team of technology experts able to help our clients do business with confidence.”