Skills

Report reveals most desired IT skills and job titles

Report reveals most desired IT skills and job titles

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While the tech industry continues to grow, the skill sets of the average employee should grow as well. The demand for IT skills is bound to have an impact on new or existing salaries and job titles.

Solving the IT skills crisis: the five skills businesses need IT to master

Solving the IT skills crisis: the five skills businesses need IT to master

Nigel Hawthorn discusses the IT skills crisis and the five skills that will become vital to businesses operating in the cloud

82% of global IT pros admit to a shortage of cyber-security skills

82% of global IT pros admit to a shortage of cyber-security skills

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On a global scale, the UK IT industry is the least satisfied with its education system. Only 14 percent of UK IT decision makers (ITDMs) feel that the UK education system fully prepares professionals for the cyber-security industry.

62% of IT leaders expect non-tech people to join their teams soon

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In the aftermath of Brexit, UK companies potentially face a huge challenge as HR and IT leaders are experiencing a tech talent shortage. Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of IT leaders expect to see a rise in people from non-tech backgrounds entering their teams over the next two years as the IT skills shortage increases.

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.

Country's largest cyber security organisations collaborate to design cyber-security challenge

Country's largest cyber security organisations collaborate to design cyber-security challenge

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In effort to find the UK's upcoming talent, country's largest cyber security organisations collaborate to design cyber-security challenge.

Global cyber-security skills shortage leaves Australia open to attack

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The Commonwealth Bank warns that a global cyber-security skills shortage could pave the way for additional high-profile computer attacks in Australia.

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.

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.

UK government launches cyber-security initiatives for SMEs and students

UK government launches cyber-security initiatives for SMEs and students

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The UK government today launched a new set of initiatives designed to improve SME information security, public and private sector cooperation and to encourage more people to join the industry.

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.

GCHQ hiring InfoSec pros for new Manchester office

GCHQ hiring InfoSec pros for new Manchester office

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GCHQ has opened a new site in Manchester and is already looking to hire software developers, engineers and information security professionals to fill the space.

UK firms turning to cyber-security contractors

UK firms turning to cyber-security contractors

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New research reveals that UK firms are turning to contractors to plug the widening skills gap in the cyber-security field.

ICYMI: The security blame-game, Cyber Monday, DDoS attacks & Sony's breach

ICYMI: The security blame-game, Cyber Monday, DDoS attacks & Sony's breach

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This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including the launch of a new cyber-security degree, new ATM malware and Sony's latest data breach.

Women in cyber security: Changing pathways and perceptions

Women in cyber security: Changing pathways and perceptions

Security consultant Dr Jessica Barker says that the next step to getting more women into cyber security hinges on changing minds and career pathways.

Cyber Security Challenge joins with GCHQ for security development programme

Cyber Security Challenge joins with GCHQ for security development programme

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The Cyber Security Challenge is linking with GCHQ to develop counter-espionage and cyber security skills for the real world.

Cyber security skills gap a 'legacy problem'

Cyber security skills gap a 'legacy problem'

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The much-debated cyber security skills gap was the topic of debate at two separate conferences in the UK on Tuesday.

More jobs but cyber security skills gap widens

More jobs but cyber security skills gap widens

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There's an increasing demand for cyber security specialists in information security, but the challenge remains bringing the right graduates into the fold.

Mixed reaction from information security industry on 2014 Budget

Mixed reaction from information security industry on 2014 Budget

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The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne introduced the 2014 Budget yesterday, but those in the infosec industry believe that it didn't do enough to close the cyber security skills gap.

Capgemini and Aston University launch IT university degrees

Capgemini and Aston University launch IT university degrees

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IT consultancy Capgemini has teamed with Aston University to offer two work-based BSc degrees in software engineering and information systems.

App security 'severely hampered' by skills shortage

App security 'severely hampered' by skills shortage

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Organisations are being "severely hampered" in the key area of applications security because of skills shortages, according to new research from the independent SANS Institute.

Talking cyber security with the UK government

Talking cyber security with the UK government

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It is easy to be critical of the government when it comes to cyber security, but the truth is that up against attacks, a lack of funding and an increasingly able adversary, what it is achieving is not all that bad.

Minimum education requirements are needed for an IT security career

Minimum education requirements are needed for an IT security career

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If the IT security industry is going to be recognised as a profession, we must learn lessons from more established industries.

Masters-level opportunity presented by UK universities and Cyber Security Challenge

Masters-level opportunity presented by UK universities and Cyber Security Challenge

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The Cyber Security Challenge has partnered with 15 UK universities to find ideas from masters' students to discover new ways to improve trust in the online world.

Business and management skills training launched by Cyber Security Challenge and Infosec Skills

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Registrations for online competitions for information security management, business continuity management and information risk management open today.

RSA Conference: How valuable and necessary are industry certifications?

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Employers want to see passion for a job not just an industry certification and educational degree.

(ISC)² report highlights skills shortages in a healthy sector

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Despite information security being a stable and growing profession with many career opportunities, the skills shortage is biting businesses hard.

Professional monitor in association with (ISC)2: Global Information Security Workforce Study

Richard Nealon, information security assurance manager and co-chairman of the (ISC)2 EMEA Advisory Board, explains why the organisation's Workforce Study is so important.

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