Developing A Sustainable Cyber Security Workforce

In Britain the cyber security skills gap is a serious problem which has been exacerbated by increasing numbers of employees working from home over the past year. From a cyber security perspective the Coronavirus pandemic has not so much delivered ‘new’ challenges, as rendered challenges that already existed more difficult. Not least, for encouraging cyber criminals  seeking to exploit vulnerable organisations.
 
Research estimates that ransomware attacks in the United Kingdom increased by as much as 70/80% in the third quarter of 2020. 

Indeed, a  recent  report from the Dept.of Culture. Media & Sport (DCMS) found that:

  • Over half of all businesses in the UK lack people with ‘basic skills’ in cyber security, such as storing or transferring personal data, setting up configured firewalls, and detecting and removing malware.
  • Over thirty percent of UK businesses don’t have enough people with advanced technical cyber security skills such as penetration testing and digital forensics.
  • Around 32% don’t have enough people with the right skills to respond effectively to cyber security incidents.
Ultimately, staff development and training is essential to the long-term health of any organisation. This is especially true of cyber security, where the skills that people acquire may make a huge difference to that organisation’s resilience towards threats with the potential to devastate operations and bring business to a standstill. 
 
Cybersecurity is a rapidly changing and advancing field. Keeping up requires addressing your organisation’s needs and identifying what is required to manage current and future cybersecurity risks.
 
Shortfalls in skills and capabilities are manifesting as major security incidents damage organisational performance and reputation. Building tomorrow’s security workforce is essential to address this challenge and deliver robust and long-term security for organisations in the digital age.  Filling the skill shortage will require organisations to change their attitude and approach to hiring, training, and participating in collaborative pipeline development efforts.
 
Cyber security training for employees at all organisational levels is crucial than ever for business survival, growth and defense. Simply relying on the IT department and technical staff to keep cyber criminals and threats at bay is not a practical, workable or feasible approach in the current cyber-crime situation.   
 
 DCMS / GovUK:    Training Zone:   Which 50:       Quickstart

For advice and recommendations  on your organisation’s cyber security and training needs, please contact Cyber Security Intelligence.

You Might Also Read: 
 
Get The Best Cyber Security Audits & Training Available:
 
 
« AI Dominance On The Battlefield
NCSC Focus On Ransomware Attacks »

CyberSecurity Jobsite
Perimeter 81

Directory of Suppliers

Practice Labs

Practice Labs

Practice Labs is an IT competency hub, where live-lab environments give access to real equipment for hands-on practice of essential cybersecurity skills.

CSI Consulting Services

CSI Consulting Services

Get Advice From The Experts: * Training * Penetration Testing * Data Governance * GDPR Compliance. Connecting you to the best in the business.

Alvacomm

Alvacomm

Alvacomm offers holistic VIP cybersecurity services, providing comprehensive protection against cyber threats. Our solutions include risk assessment, threat detection, incident response.

The PC Support Group

The PC Support Group

A partnership with The PC Support Group delivers improved productivity, reduced costs and protects your business through exceptional IT, telecoms and cybersecurity services.

Cyber Security Supplier Directory

Cyber Security Supplier Directory

Our Supplier Directory lists 6,000+ specialist cyber security service providers in 128 countries worldwide. IS YOUR ORGANISATION LISTED?

ExaGrid Systems

ExaGrid Systems

ExaGrid provides Tiered Backup Storage with a unique disk-cache Landing Zone, long-term retention repository, and scale-out architecture.

sic[!]sec

sic[!]sec

sic[!]sec provide products and services for web application security.

e2e-assure

e2e-assure

e2e Protective Monitoring and Security Operations Centre (SOC) Service is a complete cyber defence service to protect your critical assets from cyber attacks and GDPR breaches.

Wipe-Global

Wipe-Global

Wipe-Global is specialized in data erasure with an international established service partner network.

ValueMentor

ValueMentor

ValueMentor is a leading cyber security service provider in the Middle East. We enable clients to reduce risk by taking a strategic approach to cybersecurity.

Have I Been Pwned (HIBP)

Have I Been Pwned (HIBP)

Have I Been Pwned is a free resource for anyone to quickly assess if they may have been put at risk due to an online account of theirs having been compromised or "pwned" in a data breach.

Wavex Technology

Wavex Technology

Wavex Technology is an award winning IT Services firm offering clients a secure and fully managed IT service.

3i Infotech

3i Infotech

3i Infotech offers consulting & professional services to assess, design and build next gen IT infrastructure, and managed services to operate, optimize and continuously improve.

ramsac

ramsac

ramsac provide secure, resilient IT management, cybersecurity, 24 hour support and IT strategy to businesses in London and the South East.

Cyberi

Cyberi

Cyberi provide specialist technical consultancy and cyber advisory services, from penetration testing and assurance to incident management and response, and technical security research.

Seigur

Seigur

Seigur is an IT consultancy business providing flexible legal and cyber security services for IT and data privacy programmes.

Tech Seven Partners

Tech Seven Partners

At TechSeven Partners, we provide a full suite of cyber security solutions for your business including network monitoring, onsite and cloud backup solutions, HIPAA or PCI compliance.

Cymune

Cymune

At Cymune we help businesses to fight against cybercrime, protect patented data and diminish security risks.

Menaya

Menaya

Menaya provide Ethical Hackers for leading companies while also providing cyber security solutions to help major infrastructures protect against cyber crime.

e-Xpert Solutions

e-Xpert Solutions

e-Xpert Solutions is a company specialized in the Information Security field since 2001. Our skills are strong technical expertise and the development of tailor-made solutions.

Varutra Consulting

Varutra Consulting

Varutra Consulting is an Cyber Security Consulting, Solutions and Training services firm, providing specialized security services for software, mobile and network.