Further to the upcoming budget, Paul Farrington, Manager, EMEA Solution Architect at Veracode commented below.

Paul Farrington, Manager, EMEA Solution Architect at Veracode:

Paul Farrington “Introducing dedicated technical qualifications is an important step to help drive up digital skills, particularly given the grievous threat posed by increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks on UK businesses.

With hackers relentlessly targeting application vulnerabilities and security weaknesses to steal data and bring down major organisations, it’s critical that the next generation of workers is equipped with the latest cyber skillsets.

The public sector will continue to be a top target for hackers because it remains one of the weakest sectors in terms of application security with 75% of apps failing OWASP compliance pass rates in our recent State of Software Security report.”