Speaking at the EU cyber security Conference "Digital Single Market, Common Digital Security”,EU’s Commissioner for Security Union, Julian King, has expressed concern over the status of cyber security in Europe.
According to a research report by the Tech Partnership, the UK cyber workforce has grown by 160% in the past five years to 58,000.
The research shows that half of the cyber security workforce is employed in digital industries, while banking accounts for 20% and the public sector 12%.
Electronic signature company DocuSign is to open a new cybersecurity 'Centre of Excellence' in Dublin.
The Centre will be committed to conducting research into the latest cyberattacks and trends, while developing tools for the advanced detection of such threats.
A recent survey from Raytheon has take a look at young people's preparedness for cyber-security and their prospects for entering the industry as cyber-security professionals.
The aim of the survey is to understand the career interests and educational preparedness of millennials (ages 18 to 26) in 12 countries around the world.
According to the survey there is a very low awareness of the cyber-security profession:the majority of respondent, 62%, have never considered a job career in cyber security.
On the 21st of October the best young cyber talents from Austria, Germany, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom participated to the European Cyber Security Challenge.
The European Cyber Security Challenge is an opportunity for participants, who are not IT professionals, to test and put their digital skills at work. On the other hand it acts as a platform for the exchange of good practices among contestants, and to motivate young people to enhance and develop further their skills to tackle online threats.
No other technology sector changes as rapidly as cyber security – with new threats appearing on a daily basis.
Cyber security is a highly technical field with technologies ranging from anti-malware to encryption to firewalls to logging and analytics tools to application security to access and identity management platforms – and the list goes on
According to a Procorre research UK businesses are increasing their request for cybersecurity experts.The recent high profile hacks against Carphone Warehouse and Ashley Madison clearly showed the vulnerability of many IT security systems and contributed to the investment increase on cybersecurity. Cybersecurity roles account for 14% of UK-Based IT jobs, with 15% of cyber security professionals paid at least £100.000 per annum.