America’s largest private offensive cybersecurity company will train Mexicans at its new offices in Guadalajara.
Wanted: ethical hackers! There are 3.5 million job openings around the world for cybersecurity experts, according to estimates from Cybersecurity Ventures.
But these jobs don’t get filled because of a lack of certified candidates.
Bishop Fox, America’s largest private offensive cybersecurity company, will train ethical Mexican hackers at its new offices in Guadalajara.
Its goal is to hire and train more than 100 Mexican cybersecurity experts by the end of 2023.
For the rest of 2021, Bishop Fox will recruit 23 specialists. In 2023, they will reach 100, meaning that 20% of its team will be located in Mexico.
They have chosen Guadalajara as their headquarters because of the partnerships that already exist between universities, private enterprise, and government.
The title ‘ethical hacker’ sounds like an oxymoron. However, hackers engaging in criminal activities are known as ‘crackers’ or ‘black hats.’
An ethical or ‘white hat’ hacker is a cybersecurity professional who is dedicated to limiting crackers’ activities.
These specialists simulate possible attacks, look for errors, and then fix them. Thus, they help avoid real attacks by black hats.
“Ethical hackers evaluate companies’ defense systems to see how well their security strategy and risk management are working,” explains Andrew Wilson, Vice President and General Manager of Bishop Fox Latin America.
Last week foxes near and far gathered in Guadalajara to celebrate the opening of our new #Mexico office. Learn about our expansion, hiring plans & partnership with #CUCEI to build educational programs that help address the global security talent shortage: https://t.co/mPUtTLSg5J pic.twitter.com/iiCaMoHFoL
— Bishop Fox (@bishopfox) September 29, 2021
Bishop Fox, America’s largest private cybersecurity company, will train future ethical hackers at its new office in Guadalajara.
“We decided to open offices in Mexico, and specifically in Guadalajara, because of the region’s rich history of developing a workforce focused on technology and innovation and its impressive technical talent recognized worldwide,” says Andrew.
The cybersecurity company currently has formal links with the University Center for Exact Sciences and Engineering (CUCEI) at the University of Guadalajara (UdG) and is in the process of establishing more partnerships.
It aims to train professionals who already have technical abilities so that they can test and evaluate applications, identify and solve problems, and develop strategies.
“We want to invite information technology students and professionals to be part of our team. We offer opportunities for growth in a market with 3.5 million vacancies worldwide, as well as working with the brightest minds on cybersecurity issues and operating the most sophisticated cybersecurity platforms, and –as if that weren’t enough– highly competitive salaries,” says Wilson.
The training provided by the company will focus on the services they offer, including penetration and vulnerability tests, red teaming, application security evaluations, and management of the attack surfaces in products and the cloud.
During the training, future white hats will work with American companies to solve problems in real time.
“We’re very excited because we’ve already been successful in recruiting talent in Mexico and we hope that this program will allow us to continue to train professionals and help them grow,” says Andrew.
“The training will be intensive. Candidates will learn to react quickly as they train. They’ll learn to adapt to their customers and the technologies they use. It’ll be a lot of fun,” concludes Andrew.