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 a Cybersecurity Analyst position 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 Analyst, Anne Marie O’Donnell was hired in July 2019. We have sponsored her Masters in Applied Cyber Security with Technological University Dublin (TUD). Anne Marie is on track to finish her Masters and will become a full-time employee with us here at BH Consulting once she has completed the course.
As well as this, our COO and privacy specialist, Valerie Lyons has successfully defended her PhD in Information Privacy with Dublin City University, and will graduate later this year. BH Consulting sponsored Valerie’s PhD.