Skills Shortage

CyberSec skills shortage poses risk to African businesses

CyberSec skills shortage poses risk to African businesses

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African businesses a particular cyber-security risk due to skills shortages, with expenditure expected to rise, especially in S Africa and Nigeria.

Cyber-security job vacancies in the UK have grown 73% in the past year

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Over the past year, the number of job postings in the UK for positions requiring skills in Internet of Things (IoT) related technologies has increased by 70 percent - and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Cybersecurity unemployment rate at zero

Cybersecurity unemployment rate at zero

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Given the widely publicised skill shortages, it should come as no surprise to find no unemployment in cyber security.

The cyber-security skills gap: maximise value from the team you have

The cyber-security skills gap: maximise value from the team you have

Nik Whitfield says before you worry about whether you have enough people with the right skills, worry about how people who have the most skills are spending their time - and why.

ICYMI: Russian cyber-weapons, Sage breach, the skills gap, team viewer and more Snowden

ICYMI: Russian cyber-weapons, Sage breach, the skills gap, team viewer and more Snowden

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This week: cyber weapons of the battlefield, TeamViewer being used for nefarious ends, an insider breach at Sage, How to close the skills gap and some fascinating insight from the leaker of all leakers.

QA providing 10,000th Apprentice in Technology on 18 August

QA providing 10,000th Apprentice in Technology on 18 August

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According to a recent government report, the UK needs another 745,000 workers with digital skills by 2017.

Digital skills shortage poses a security risk

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The Commons Science and Technology Committee reports that by 2017, the UK will need 745,000 more workers with digital skills and warns that organisations lacking the necessary digital skills face increased security threats and failed cloud migrations if the problem is not addressed.

SC job board launched for information security professionals

SC job board launched for information security professionals

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Haymarket and SC Magazine launch SC Jobs - a new job site dedicated to information security professionals.

ICYMI: EU CPNI directive; Euro 2016; Health hit; Expertise absent; Travel risk

ICYMI: EU CPNI directive; Euro 2016; Health hit; Expertise absent; Travel risk

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at EU cyber-directive; Sports targeted; Health most breached; Orgs lack expertise; Travellers at risk

Only one-third of US, UK companies use an infosec professional

Only one-third of US, UK companies use an infosec professional

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Nearly half of US and UK companies do not have access to an in-house cyber-security professional within their IT department, according to a recent survey.

UK Cyber-security after Brexit: May not be as bad as it first appears

UK Cyber-security after Brexit: May not be as bad as it first appears

It's difficult to predict how the global and British economies will react to Brexit in the long run, however UK Cyber-security has every chance of staying in very good shape says Ilia Kolochenko.

Video: ISC(2) CEO David Shearer says APAC suffers from same cyber-skills gap

Video: ISC(2) CEO David Shearer says APAC suffers from same cyber-skills gap

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ISC(2) CEO David Shearer says APAC suffers from same cyber-skills gap despite putting out more qualified STEM majors.

IBM's AI Watson might be solving cyber-crime by end of year

IBM's AI Watson might be solving cyber-crime by end of year

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Artificial intelligence could make catching hackers more elementary but will cyber-criminals adopt the technology and could it make cyber-security professionals redundant?

Video: New EPQ offers students equivalent of cyber-security AS level

Video: New EPQ offers students equivalent of cyber-security AS level

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To address the urgent need for more young people to enter the cyber-security industry, the Cyber Security Challenge UK and partners have launched the new EPQ qualification.

CyberCenturion crown goes to team from Gibraltar

CyberCenturion crown goes to team from Gibraltar

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CyberCenturion 2016, the competition which started with around 50 teams, was narrowed down to the final 10 who competed today at Bletchley Park for the crown.

CISO salaries and demand for cyber-skills skyrockets, surprising no-one

CISO salaries and demand for cyber-skills skyrockets, surprising no-one

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Two new reports from recruitment company BeecherMadden have shown demand for cyber-skills to be rising massively with few able to meet that demand while CISO salaries are also going up.

Updated: 2016 will be a very good year for cyber-security professionals

Updated: 2016 will be a very good year for cyber-security professionals

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Christmas comes early and often for cyber-security professionals as Manpower releases labour survey showing how they can command day rates of £3000-£10,000.

Surprises abound in global survey of cyber-security skills

Surprises abound in global survey of cyber-security skills

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Raytheon's global survey of cyber-security skills has confirmed a gender gap in education, uncovered surprise growth in Middle East skill sets and revealed ambivalent attitudes to cyber-security among so-called millennials.

British intelligence services opening the doors to next generation cyber spooks

British intelligence services opening the doors to next generation cyber spooks

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British intelligence services GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 has decided to start growing its own cyber talent by creating its own Higher Apprenticeship.

How to attract and retain great cyber security talent

How to attract and retain great cyber security talent

Give your new graduates mentoring support and challenge them, rather than just giving them menial tasks if you want to attract and retain the best says Dr. Scott McVicar.

Unique 8 week SANS Cyber Academy kicks off next week

Unique 8 week SANS Cyber Academy kicks off next week

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In what is possibly a first for the industry, the SANS Institute is about to inaugurate a new bootcamp-style training programme for cyber-security professionals.

Exclusive: NCA losing cyber-crime officers to Met's Falcon

Exclusive: NCA losing cyber-crime officers to Met's Falcon

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The much-vaunted National Crime Agency, often described as 'Britain's FBI', has lost several officers to the Met Police's Falcon Squad, as 'bored' investigators look to go more hands-on with cyber-crime cases.

SANS cyber-fair puts cyber-experts on the market

SANS cyber-fair puts cyber-experts on the market

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The SANS Cyber Academy will hold a recruitment fair in the autumn to showcase 40 top cyber-security graduates.

Japan to train thousands on cyber-security ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan to train thousands on cyber-security ahead of 2020 Olympics

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Japan will train approximately 50,000 people in the public and private sectors on cyber-security ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, according to local reports.

Cyber-security pros blame breaches on skills gap

Cyber-security pros blame breaches on skills gap

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The much-publicised information security skills gap shows no sign of slowing down, with one new report suggesting there will be a shortage of 1.5 million trained professionals by 2020.

ICYMI: Cyber skills gap, TalkTalk breach and hacking trading algorithms

ICYMI: Cyber skills gap, TalkTalk breach and hacking trading algorithms

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The latest ICYMI columns looks at the top five stories on SC this week, from our exclusive on the cyber-security skills gap to the TalkTalk breach affecting four million customers.

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