1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

Our Goal is to accelerate the Recruitment and Learning process for potential candidates in Cyber Security. The global and national shortage of recruits for Cyber has created the demand for different types of people to come into the Sector.

IBM and Immersive Labs have developed a solution that includes Cyber Security Aptitude testing with Watson AI Resourcing and a Cyber Academy. This will enhance the quality, accuracy and speed of Cyber Talent Identification and Retention in Private and Public Sector Organisations.

Based on IBM’s recent experience in the UK NHS, IBM is further developing a suite of innovative products to enhance the Cyber Security Talent acquisition and development process.

How was the last year, what worked well, what didn’t move as quickly as you would have liked?

A good year – particular attention and interest in the CCAT (Commercial Cyber Aptitude Test) from a wide range of different clients – being used and developed by a number of ‘early adopter’ organisations in Ireland and UK.

What are your plans for the future?

To develop a range of innovative and interactive tools to improve the efficiency of the Cyber Security Talent identification, assessment and AI-based skill development processes.

What will you be talking about at this event? (brief taster)

– Cyber Aptitude testing and Watson AI Resourcing and Learning/Development Technology focusing on:

– Gamification Attraction tools for Cyber careers in both the Public Sector (Intelligence & Security, Health in particular) and Private Sector, namely Banking, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals and Retail

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– Cyber Security Talent Frameworks

– Cybersecurity Situational Judgement Tests for SOC Analysts, Threat Intelligence and Security Architects and Consultants

– Watson Recruiter for Cyber Security roles– CV ‘sift’ tool – skills matching

– Skills Optimizer – personalised career path planning and learning

What inspired you to attend it?

This event is part of CJHNetworks current initiative to improve and develop Cyber Security Talent in Ireland.

Which influencers and websites do you follow to keep up to date with the latest developments?

Latest developments and client requests and expectations in IBM Security’s client base.

Features and articles in the general and tech press.

Partnering with other Cyber Security Tech companies addressing similar Talent issues e.g. Immersive Labs, Skillnets and Smarttech (Ireland)

How can people find out more about what you are working on?


Colm Hyland

CJHNetwork (IBM Business Partner)

T: +353-1- 8457177

Mobile: +353 872345940

Skype: colm.hyland2


[email protected]


Florence Irwin

CJHNetwork (IBM Business Partner)

Mob: +353 (0) 87 090 9707

Trevor Pons

Senior Managing Consultant

IBM Talent Management Services

[email protected]

Mobile: 0044 7950 127 640

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

Try it out for yourself, contact Colm Hyland for access to CCAT.


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