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How your business can survive the cyber-security skills crisis

More than two thirds of companies struggle to recruit the staff necessary to defend themselves; the Center for Cyber Safety and Education suggests a workforce gap of 1.8 million by 2022. What can be done asks Jay Coley.

Closing the skills gap to secure the future - invest in people

Doug Wylie says organisations must invest in security skills now, to secure their systems for their future, noting companies have invested in tech for a workforce not trained how to securely operate and maintain these systems.

The drive for more skills, greater professionalism and better balance

Piers Wilson, director of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) looks at the people challenges for an industry in the spotlight

Can your employees identify a phishing attack?

Latest round of cyber-attacks underscore the need for regular security awareness training says Eldon Sprickerhoff.

How can the legal industry address the threat of online scams?

More than a quarter of law firms in England and Wales were targeted by fraudsters in 2016, with most attempted scams taking place online, but there are a number of steps which can be taken to prevent attacks says Peter Groucutt

ICYMI: infected apps; LinkedIn; NHS breach; GPS spoofing; board training

In Case you missed it: Dodgy Google play apps again; Linkedin hit; NHS database breach; GPS spoofing US navy?; board training lacking

Most corporate information systems are just two steps away from failure

The level of security of Wi-Fi networks and user awareness regarding information security has fallen significantly; a Positive Technologies security audit says mostly due to common vulnerabilities not needing much skill to implement.

ICYMI: Skills gap? Mirai; GDPR; £14.5m centre; ApplePay vulnerable

In Case You Missed It: Skills gap real? Mirai hits DT; GDPR ignored; £14.5m cyber-centre; ApplePay vulnerable to two threats

Supporting staff to create a more cyber-security conscious workforce

Security tools are useful, but as Edewede Oriwoh explains, we also need to support our staff within an overall cyber-security strategy where employees are engaged and involved and come to own some of the security processes.

Is there really a cyber-skills gap or is it just a marketing ploy to sell certs?

As the government heavily invests in supplying enough staff into the cyber-security industry to keep everyone safe, one question remains: are we trying to solve the wrong problem?

GCSE computing exam entrants falls, infosec job recruitment in trouble

The new GCSE was meant to have provided pupils skills for the future, but no one is doing the course, where did we go wrong?

Demand grows for cyber-professionals but no one wants to train newbies

(ISC)2 study finds shortfall of cyber-security workers with a predicted skills gap of 350,000 in Europe by 2022.

InfoSec 2017: "If security doesn't work for people, it doesn't work"

People are now officially the strongest link in cyber-security and this people-centric approach demands that vendors make their tech easier to use, and organisations implement policies that people will choose to follow.

Employees lack confidence in keeping their company networks secure

New research from social learning platform FutureLearn explains how employees feel about keeping their company network safe.

ICYMI: MSP APT; MS 0-day; Travel phish: Retraining; Hacktivists hit

In Case You Missed It: Chinese hack MSPs; Windows Server 2003 flaw; Phishing hits travellers; retraining graduates; OpIsrael hacktivists targeted.

Guangdong, China and South African teams win global ICT competition

A team from Guangdong, China and South Africa share honours and win 1st prize after beating the best talent around the world in a global ICT skill competition held in Shenzhen, China this weekend.

Free online course offers online privacy and cyber-security advice

A free cyber-security course being offered by Newcastle University's School of Computing Science is one of the latest ways to protect online privacy.

Youth scheme shows telltale signs of early cyber-security aptitude

A scheme aimed at teaching young people online safety has published a list to show parents that their kids might have an interest IT security.

Councils spend nearly 8x more on health and safety training than IT security

A Freedom of Information Request has unearthed the fact that for local councils, health and safety training is far more favoured than IT or data security.

'Biggest ever' pan-European cyber-security exercise concludes today

CE2016, the fourth in a semi-annual series of pan-European cyber-security exercises organised by ENISA, has concluded today, bringing to a close six months of activity.

IP Expo: Slaying myths and monsters with Dr Barker [video]

Dr Jessica Barker warns against alienating your users if you want to get them onside in the fight to secure your information network.

Half of UK students want data security training

Half of all students in the UK have no security software installed on any of their devices, even though a quarter of teenagers are 'almost constantly' connected.

Lack of process, security culture leaving firms open to cyber-attack

A new QinetiQ white paper warns firms that security training alone will not change employee behaviours.

NATO CCDCOE considers cyber-warfare cooperation

NATO CCDCOE urged to promote cooperation in training of cyber-defence experts as the cyber realm declared a theatre of war.

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

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.

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

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.

SC Roundtable: Turning data into actionable intelligence

Discussing 'Turning data into actionable intelligence', SC Magazine's latest roundtable saw a gathering of cyber-security practitioners to discuss threat intelligence.

Workplace security awareness programmes lacking in efficacy, says study

Just because a company offers a cyber-security training programme to its employees doesn't mean it's necessarily doing enough to change workers' dangerous online behaviours, according to a report from Experian and Ponemon Institute.