UK Government’s ‘Cyber Discovery’ Programme

In light of the news that a £20m initiative to get school children interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government named the ‘Cyber Discovery’ programme, Anthony Chadd, Head of EMEA Security Solutions at Neustar, a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services commented below.

Anthony Chadd, Head of EMEA Security Solutions at Neustar:

“We support any initiative from the government to drive up awareness, interest and participation in cyber-security initiatives from young people. Today, there are three times as many IT jobs out there as there are available candidates, and this is an issue we need to address quickly if we are to prevent this current ‘skills gap’ from widening further.”

“As the cyber-threat landscape continues to develop, we as a nation need the most highly skilled individuals to meet this demand and deliver the right results for organisations across all industry sectors. If we are to maintain our position as the digital capital of Europe, we must continue to make such bold investments and commitments to elevate the cyber-security industry – so it engages the next generation of leaders at an early stage of development.”

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