The UK government has recently announced its plans for an updated national cybersecurity strategy aimed at significantly boostings its resilience to cyber-attacks and cyber warfare in what has been dubbed as a "full spectrum" approach.
Organisations are facing a global shortage of cyber security skills in the workplace with the skills gap in Europe doubling over the past year according to (ISC)², a renowned cyber security professional body. This will have the impact on organisations becoming more desirable targets for hacking, unless they improve their defense capabilities.
(ISC)2 has recently published the 2019 edition of its annual Workforce Study.
The report indicates that the cybersecurity skills gap remains one of the main threats worldwide, with its size now expanded to 4.07 million professionals needed.
(ISC)², the US-based security certification organization, has launched a new initiative that aims to tackle the global cybersecurity skills gap.
Through its recently launched Professional Development Institute (PDI), (ISC)² will help enhance their members' skills and abilities by providing access to rich, continuing professional education (CPE) opportunities that augment the knowledge they’ve gained throughout their careers.