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The information security skills shortage and how to solve it

Recognising the problem and putting a plan and strategy in place on how you're going to tackle it is the essential first step.

Security industry reacts to UK police cyber-crime budget revelations

As UK police forces are revealed to have spent just £1.3 million on cyber-crime training in the last three years, security industry response is damning.

Getting your security budget right, and getting it approved

When CFOs ask what are the benefits of network security & training, it is the CIOs that oversees the accessibility, confidentiality and integrity of files and systems, thus making them responsible for securing and allocating budget.

The people problem — security's biggest blind spot

How organisations can turn their biggest security threat — people — into their best security asset. But relying on people as the first and best line of defence requires well-trained professionals and there is a shortage.

Councils failing on cyber-security, say campaigners

UK councils are suffering from a lack of training in the face of a vast number of cyber attacks, averaging 37 attacks per minute, according to a new report.

The secure state of security: closing the security skills gap

Developers aren't choosing to ignore security issues - they don't have the skills or resources to create secure code due to a critical deficit in developer security training, especially how to manage vulnerable components effectively.

Ukraine used as a "training ground" for Russian hacking attacks on west

Ukraine has become a "training ground" for Russian hackers wishing to perpetrate cyber-attacks on the west, a Kyiv security expert has claimed.

Will the supply of skilled Information security analysts match the demand?

Tapping into this huge talent pool [of non-traditional cyber-sec staff] will not be easy, but steps are being taken to make the cyber-security field more appealing to these populations, including teaching girl scouts about cyber-security.

NHS needs to develop cyber-sec culture to reap benefits of digitisation

GDPR-ready but prioritising cyber-security, including education and training for all staff to develop cyber-security culture, will enable delivery of significant financial savings.

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.