A recent study conducted by RSM for the European Business Awards revealed that 62% of European business leaders think hackers are more sophisticated and capable than their own software developers.
The results of the survey paint a very dismal picture of European businesses’ confidence in their own cyber security capabilities. It’s a sad realisation that companies think the hackers are better than their own people. But unfortunately it’s not a surprise, considering just how long the industry has neglected the root of the issue: cyber skills. I would urge businesses not to wallow in the thought that hackers have the upper hand and actually do something about it.
Businesses need to have better oversight of what their cyber workforce looks like, where their strengths and weaknesses lie, and how to skill them up to fill in the gaps in their defences. The confidence to do this in the face of an increasing threat landscape doesn’t come instantly. IT professionals need to learn exactly how the hackers are learning. It’s only by breaking things, putting them back together and really getting under the skin of the latest threats that individuals and businesses alike will feel better equipped to take on the hackers and succeed.
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