UK Severely Lacks Skills To Face Cyber Threat

Following Chancellor, Philip Hammond’s speech on the increasing threat of cyber security and the need for UK businesses to “sharpen” their approaches, Neil Owen, Director at Robert Half Technology commented below.

Neil Owen, Director at Robert Half Technology:

neil-owen“The number of cyber-attacks carried out against UK targets each month continues rising. Yet, our research shows that only every third CIO is confident that their teams have the skills to manage these threats.

“This chronic shortage of skilled IT talent to fend of potential attacks comes down to two things – the evolution of cyber threats and the current skills shortage in cyber security. In an increasingly competitive labour market, candidates with the required skill set might not always be available. In these cases, businesses need to nurture talent internally and seek out development opportunity within their current workforce to mitigate the risk of falling victim to a cyberattack.”

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