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Cyber Security Skills: Low Supply, High Confusion?

05 Apr 2023

Evidence from UK studies and more widely continue to indicate a pronounced shortage of cyber security skills, both within organisations and within the recruitment market. At the same time, there is often a good deal of confusion about what cyber security skills are needed, what they look like, and how to find them. Drawing upon latest survey evidence and examples, this presentation explores some of the challenges, and provides some pointers toward understanding the landscape of related knowledge, skills, and roles relevant in the cyber sector.

  • An understanding of the breadth of skills relevant to cyber security.
  • Insights into the current cyber security skills labour market
  • Appreciating the range of relevant qualifications and certifications
  • Guidance on suitable reference points for understanding knowledge, skills and roles.
Steven Furnell, Professor of Cyber Security - university of nottingham

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