At BH Consulting, we are aware that the skills shortage of cybersecurity professionals is a major concern in Ireland as in many other parts of the world. We wanted to do something to help combat this issue. This is why we set up the BH Academy.
We established the BH Academy to nurture new cybersecurity students through their initial careers. We recruit third level students looking to start a career in cybersecurity and give them an internship for two years while sponsoring their masters program. We provide mentorship of their research and their work, work experience and at the same time help to create a well-qualified pool of people in the cyber workforce to help combat the shortage of skilled cybersecurity personnel.
We currently have two employees going through the BH Academy. Our Cybersecurity Consultant, Anne Marie O’Donnell was hired in July 2019 as an intern. We have sponsored her Masters in Applied Cyber Security with Technological University Dublin (TUD). Anne Marie will finish her Masters in June 2021 and will become a full-time employee with us here at BH Consulting.
As well as this, our COO and privacy specialist, Valerie Lyons is currently undergoing a PhD in Information Privacy with Dublin City University, hoping to complete it in 2021. BH Consulting are sponsoring Valerie’s PhD.