SECRC Director joins the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) as a Signatory

Updated: Nov 5, 2021

Justin Torgout, Director of the South East Cyber Resilience Centre has joined the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) to work alongside them to tackle the challenge of increasing diversity in the technology industry.

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) was founded by several organisations across the recruitment, tech and social enterprise fields and has been supported by the UK Digital Strategy since 2017. The

TTC is run as an industry collective, as they recognise that only through working together and joining forces, can any real meaningful change happen.

The TTC is for organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to large multinationals, spanning all industry sectors from entertainment to banking.

On joining the TTC, Justin Torgout, Director of the SECRC said: “I am delighted to have joined the TTC as I’m passionate about increasing diversity in the technology and cyber industry.

“Cybercrimes are often committed by intelligent young individuals who have been exposed to technology and social media from a young age and as a result, the sector's workforce needs to be reflective of those who are now using technology daily for personal, business or criminal use by appealing to these audiences early on in their employment pathways.

“The South East Cyber Resilience Centre through its partnership with Universities across the South East, provides an opportunity to promote the recruitment of IT and Cyber Security professionals from within minority communities.

“Currently cyber-security and wider IT has one of the lowest representations of ethnic minorities across all other sectors. It is our desire to reach into these communities and our work with Universities seeking to address this skills gap.”

Mandy Haeburn-Little, Chief Executive of Business Resilience International Management (BRIM) who advise on establishing and developing Cyber Resilience Centres (CRCs) for business said:Inclusion is one of the most pressing challenges which any organisation can face. It is particularly challenging in a small or micro business and we recognise that.

“BRIM and the wider CRC network are absolutely committed to ensuring that we find means to genuinely include as wide a cross-section of the community as we can. For BRIM, inclusion isn’t only about gender or diversity, it is about respect for everyone and ensuring that their beliefs and culture are respected and, that through our work, we make sure that everyone can feel it is easily accessible, quickly understood and has a relevance to them. We are pleased to support TTC and its objectives.”

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