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Skills shortage in Cyber Security

irene.yirene.y Sydney Posts: 13Member
edited February 2018 in Study and Training Visa
Hi All! Do we have IT students or professionals? There is a global skills shortage for cyber security workers and university graduates.




Contact us today to find out more about cyber security courses!

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  • lack14lack14 Manila
    Posts: 149Member
    Joined: Jul 17, 2017
    Hi Irene, I am a cyber security professional. Recently got my PR 189 and migrating this year with family. Been applying online but so far no luck due to lack of local experience, even if Im qualified to most roles. Why ask by the way? Do you know anyone hiring? :)

    262112 ICT Security Specialist

    30.07.17 ACS Skills Assessment lodged
    22.08.17 PTE (L89/R90/S90/W90)
    04.09.17 ACS Assessment done
    07.09.17 EOI lodged (189, 190, 489)
    19.09.17 Invitation to apply (189)
    02.10.17 Visa lodge
    07.10.17 Medical
    23.11.17 DG

  • pinoyaub0ypinoyaub0y philippines
    Posts: 13Member
    Joined: Jun 24, 2019

    Hi @lack14. Which city/state are you in right now and which area in infosec do you specialize in? Consulting / Risk? Operations? Red/Blue team? I'm also trying my luck at independent migration as an ICT Security Specialist. Just want to get a feel of my chances and what's waiting for me in there. Target location is either Melbourne or Sydney.

    262112 - ICT Security Specialist | Section 2 School | BSIT | Age: 25 | Education: 15 | English: 20 | Experience: 10-15 | NAATI CCL: 5 | Partner English: 5 | Total: 75/80 - 85/90 (189/190)
    Apr (4th week), 2019 - IELTS Exam (L: 7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.5, S: 7.0) - Competent
    Jul (2nd week), 2019 - ACS Skills Assessment submission
    Aug (2nd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment result (AQF Bachelor w/ Major in Computing, 4yrs deduction)
    Aug (2nd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment appeal submission
    Aug (2nd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment appeal result (same 4 yrs deduction)
    Aug (4th week) 2019 - PTE-A Exam (L: 85, R:84, W:89, S:90) - Superior
    Aug (4th week) 2019 - EOI Lodged - 189 and 190 (all states) - 70/75
    Sep (3rd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment (new) - additional experience for assessment
    Oct (4th week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment result - positive!
    Oct (4th week) 2019 - EOI updated (75/80)
    Nov (3rd week) 2019 - EOI updated (+5 partner English) - 80/85
    Dec (1st week) 2019 - NAATI CCL Exam
    Feb (1st week) 2019 - NAATI CCL Exam Result - positive!
    Feb (1st week) 2019 - EOI updated (85/90)
    Jul (2nd week) 2019 - ITA/pre-invite Received (189/190 (nsw/vic)
    Jul (3rd week) 2019 - Visa application lodged
    ...
    Nov (2nd week) 2019 - Visa Grant!!! Thank you Lord! (#advancemag-isip)

  • lack14lack14 Manila
    Posts: 149Member
    Joined: Jul 17, 2017
    Hi @pinoyaub0y Ive been working for more than a year now in Melb. Im a Sec Ops manager but with background on Risk and Compliance/GRC as well. There are a lot of opportunities but you’ll still need connections inside or a recruiter to take a chance on you and endorse you to a client.

    PM me once you have your visa and add me in LinkedIn, I can endorse you to my network here in Melbourne.

    262112 ICT Security Specialist

    30.07.17 ACS Skills Assessment lodged
    22.08.17 PTE (L89/R90/S90/W90)
    04.09.17 ACS Assessment done
    07.09.17 EOI lodged (189, 190, 489)
    19.09.17 Invitation to apply (189)
    02.10.17 Visa lodge
    07.10.17 Medical
    23.11.17 DG

  • pinoyaub0ypinoyaub0y philippines
    Posts: 13Member
    Joined: Jun 24, 2019

    @lack14 said:

    Hi @pinoyaub0y Ive been working for more than a year now in Melb. Im a Sec Ops manager but with background on Risk and Compliance/GRC as well. There are a lot of opportunities but you’ll still need connections inside or a recruiter to take a chance on you and endorse you to a client.

    PM me once you have your visa and add me in LinkedIn, I can endorse you to my network here in Melbourne.

    Thanks @lack14. Will surely add this to my todo list. Glad it worked out for you eventually! I'm also trying to get employer sponsorship on the side to increase my chances. I also did some security assessment work in the past and at the moment the bulk of my experience is in IR and security operations.

    262112 - ICT Security Specialist | Section 2 School | BSIT | Age: 25 | Education: 15 | English: 20 | Experience: 10-15 | NAATI CCL: 5 | Partner English: 5 | Total: 75/80 - 85/90 (189/190)
    Apr (4th week), 2019 - IELTS Exam (L: 7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.5, S: 7.0) - Competent
    Jul (2nd week), 2019 - ACS Skills Assessment submission
    Aug (2nd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment result (AQF Bachelor w/ Major in Computing, 4yrs deduction)
    Aug (2nd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment appeal submission
    Aug (2nd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment appeal result (same 4 yrs deduction)
    Aug (4th week) 2019 - PTE-A Exam (L: 85, R:84, W:89, S:90) - Superior
    Aug (4th week) 2019 - EOI Lodged - 189 and 190 (all states) - 70/75
    Sep (3rd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment (new) - additional experience for assessment
    Oct (4th week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment result - positive!
    Oct (4th week) 2019 - EOI updated (75/80)
    Nov (3rd week) 2019 - EOI updated (+5 partner English) - 80/85
    Dec (1st week) 2019 - NAATI CCL Exam
    Feb (1st week) 2019 - NAATI CCL Exam Result - positive!
    Feb (1st week) 2019 - EOI updated (85/90)
    Jul (2nd week) 2019 - ITA/pre-invite Received (189/190 (nsw/vic)
    Jul (3rd week) 2019 - Visa application lodged
    ...
    Nov (2nd week) 2019 - Visa Grant!!! Thank you Lord! (#advancemag-isip)

  • lack14lack14 Manila
    Posts: 149Member
    Joined: Jul 17, 2017
    IR is definitely in demand @pinoyaub0y we actually have an opening for SOC with IR skillset but unfortunately we dont sponsor anymore. Try seek, there’s a higher chance you can get sponsorship compared to other fields. Only downside is youre tied to the contract. If they dont renew you and you dont have a visa yet, you have to find another sponsor or risk going back home.

    As for the visa processing, should be fast. My processing visa time from EOI to visa approval was roughly 2 months. Goodluck!

    262112 ICT Security Specialist

    30.07.17 ACS Skills Assessment lodged
    22.08.17 PTE (L89/R90/S90/W90)
    04.09.17 ACS Assessment done
    07.09.17 EOI lodged (189, 190, 489)
    19.09.17 Invitation to apply (189)
    02.10.17 Visa lodge
    07.10.17 Medical
    23.11.17 DG

  • pinoyaub0ypinoyaub0y philippines
    Posts: 13Member
    Joined: Jun 24, 2019

    Thanks for the tip @lack14! Just waiting for my DFA authenticated documents and my ACS submission should be on its way! I already sent out several applications via seek.com.au (just this morning). Hopefully my phone rings and I get scheduled for an interview. I agree about the cons on being sponsored. I know a company who's been sponsoring employees from my previous company and those guys weren't being paid much compared to some people I know who have been working on PR status. Figure this, twice as much for a similar position. The disparity is quite significant. Hopefully I don't end up in the same predicament by aiming for a sponsorship.

    262112 - ICT Security Specialist | Section 2 School | BSIT | Age: 25 | Education: 15 | English: 20 | Experience: 10-15 | NAATI CCL: 5 | Partner English: 5 | Total: 75/80 - 85/90 (189/190)
    Apr (4th week), 2019 - IELTS Exam (L: 7.0, R: 7.5, W: 6.5, S: 7.0) - Competent
    Jul (2nd week), 2019 - ACS Skills Assessment submission
    Aug (2nd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment result (AQF Bachelor w/ Major in Computing, 4yrs deduction)
    Aug (2nd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment appeal submission
    Aug (2nd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment appeal result (same 4 yrs deduction)
    Aug (4th week) 2019 - PTE-A Exam (L: 85, R:84, W:89, S:90) - Superior
    Aug (4th week) 2019 - EOI Lodged - 189 and 190 (all states) - 70/75
    Sep (3rd week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment (new) - additional experience for assessment
    Oct (4th week) 2019 - ACS skills assessment result - positive!
    Oct (4th week) 2019 - EOI updated (75/80)
    Nov (3rd week) 2019 - EOI updated (+5 partner English) - 80/85
    Dec (1st week) 2019 - NAATI CCL Exam
    Feb (1st week) 2019 - NAATI CCL Exam Result - positive!
    Feb (1st week) 2019 - EOI updated (85/90)
    Jul (2nd week) 2019 - ITA/pre-invite Received (189/190 (nsw/vic)
    Jul (3rd week) 2019 - Visa application lodged
    ...
    Nov (2nd week) 2019 - Visa Grant!!! Thank you Lord! (#advancemag-isip)

  • lack14lack14 Manila
    Posts: 149Member
    Joined: Jul 17, 2017

    @pinoyaub0y try researching din the company muna. Syempre fastest path pa din ang sponsorship. If you think you can get your PR before you contract ends, then go for the sponsorship. Also, in my experience, they wont call you if you dont have an AU address and phone number, even if you have work rights already. One strategy is use a friend's address (with his consent) and buy a prepaid number sa AU. Only downside is if they want to interview you asap, you'll have to buy a ticket asap too :)

    262112 ICT Security Specialist

    30.07.17 ACS Skills Assessment lodged
    22.08.17 PTE (L89/R90/S90/W90)
    04.09.17 ACS Assessment done
    07.09.17 EOI lodged (189, 190, 489)
    19.09.17 Invitation to apply (189)
    02.10.17 Visa lodge
    07.10.17 Medical
    23.11.17 DG

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