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Taking the first steps in your Cyber Security career
Taking the first steps in your Cyber Security career

Thu, 25 Nov



Taking the first steps in your Cyber Security career

This event will feature a number of speakers who will be explaining their first-hand experience working within the Cyber Security sector.

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Time & Location

25 Nov 2021, 18:00 – 20:00

Manchester, 103, Oxford House, Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7ED, UK

About the event

***Student ONLY Event - LIMITED SPACES***

The North West Cyber Student Chapter is a regular meet up for any student studying cybersecurity in the North West. Our events bring together students so they can share ideas, network and meet experts from the industry.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a community of cybersecurity enthusiasts and engage with the region’s leading cyber companies, improve your knowledge and develop skills that will help you to get a job when you finish studying.

Why join us?

This in-person event (or join us via Zoom) features several speakers who will be sharing their first-hand experience of working within Cyber Security and what their role entails.

Each speaker brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge, come prepared to listen to how they found their first job and what lead them to where they are today.

**Food and drinks will be made available for in-person attendees**


  • Robert Hegarty, Innovation Engineer - Nation Management Centre (NMC)/ BT
  • Paul Taylor, Training Manager, EMEA. Chainalysis
  • Phil Larratt, UK Operations Manager, Chainalysis
  • Sara Ward, SOC Analyst, National Management Centre (NMC)/BT


18:00 - Introduction, MJ

18:05 - Rob Hegarty - NMC overview / Miter visualisation. Miter attack, the adversary of framework demonstrates attack techniques by attackers.

18:25 - Sara Ward - Will share her experience as a graduate SOC analyst, now working for NMC/BT.

18:45 - Paul Taylor - Cryptocurrency Trends, About Chainalysis, Technology, Industry Research.

19:05 - Phil Larratt - Careers within the National Crime Agency and how he found his way to Chainalysis.

19:25 - Q&A session

Participant Universities

  • University of Salford
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Liverpool Edge hill University
  • Liverpool John Moore University
  • Chester University
  • Lancaster University

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