Cybersecurity Has a Serious Talent Shortage. Here’s How to Fix It

Read Marc van Zadelhoff’s article about how companies can fix the serious talent shortage in cyber security on Harvard Business Review : It’s a refrain I’ve been hearing for the past 18 months from clients all over the world: “We need more skilled people for our security team.” The need is real and well-documented. A report from […]

More than a quarter of SME staff lack cyber threat training

Data from cyber insurance provider CFC Underwriting shows that 38% of its claims in 2016 could have been avoided through better staff education and training on cyber risks Read more about the new report by CFC Underwriting which reveals that 27% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fail to educate staff about cyber threats on Computer Weekly.

Cybersecurity in 2025: the skills we’ll need to tackle threats of the future

Read why Alex Bennett says that companies will perish if they dont have the following cyber security skills by 2025 on Wired : Two-thirds of large UK firms were targeted by cybercriminals in 2016. As the number of attacks continues to rise, what skills will the next generation of professionals need to protect us from […]

New report underscores importance of cyber-security training

Data from a cyber insurance provider CFC Underwriting shows that a quarter of its claims in 2016 could have been avoided through better staff training on cyber risks. CFC’s research revealed that 27% of SME staff are not being adequately educated about online threats and suggested more thorough training in this area. Read more about the […]

UK companies failing to educate their employees about cyber security

A recent survey by Ultima has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously.The survey finds that 65 per cent of companies don’t have any security solutions deployed onto their mobile devices, and 68 per cent of companies do not have an awareness programme aimed at employees of […]

Awareness Training Can Help Quell Ransomware Attacks

A recent survey by KnowBe4 on prevention of ransomware attacks has revealed that antivirus deployment is not enough to ward these off and using a “human firewall” is more necessary. The 2017 Endpoint Protection Ransomware Effectiveness Report says that regular training and phishing attack testing of employees is necessary to counter ransomware, which in the […]

The power of knowledge in the fight against cyber security

Read why Jonathan Martin says that only increased cyber security skills can put up a fight against growing cyber attacks on IT Pro Portal : Not a day goes by without a news story on the topic of cyber security. It’s a subject which dominates digital forums frequented by IT professionals and the national media, rousing […]

Level up Your Security Training Through Engagement

Read the article about how employees can enhance their security training through engagement on Tripwire : We all can agree that security training is critical, but have you ever wondered why your organization does not share your same level of excitement when it comes training time? The majority of organizations struggle with getting employees motivated and […]

High-profile data breaches highlight need for a new generation of cybersecurity

Read Gianluca D’Antonio’s article about how big data breaches highlight the need for new generation of cyber security on Fast Company : Russian hackers. Julian Assange. The Target data theft. Edward Snowden. Clinton’s emails. This flurry of high-profile data breaches has put the issue of cybersecurity on everyone’s minds. As the world becomes increasingly digital and […]

You Can’t Hire Your Way Out of a Skills Shortage … Yet

Read why Jim Zimmermann says that there is still severe skill shortage in cyber security field on Dark Reading : In 2015, 89% of cybersecurity job postings went unfilled due to the high standards that companies imposed for entry and midlevel positions, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Not enough job applicants had the necessary skills and/or […]