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UK risks talent shortage as fewer overseas skilled workers apply to private sector

The number of skilled workers from overseas applying to enter the UK’s private sector has fallen by 9% since the Brexit vote, raising fears over an increasingly severe talent shortage after the UK leaves the EU. Figures from UK Visas and Immigration show that over 4,000 less...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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SailPoint points towards “frightening” shortage of cyber security professionals

With October being ‘Cyber Security Awareness Month’, Charles Poff (Chief Information Security Officer at SailPoint) has stressed that it’s important to take a hard look at the “frightening” shortage of cyber security professionals currently operational in the industry’s...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Businesses boost diversity in IT/ICT and cyber security to attract and retain top staff

(ISC)² – the world’s largest non-profit association of certified cyber security professionals – has released the headline findings from its forthcoming study into workplace and hiring diversity in IT/ICT and cyber security roles. The independent ‘blind’ study of...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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(ISC)2 report finds cyber security workforce gap has increased to more than 2.9 million globally

(ISC)² – the world’s largest non-profit association of certified cyber security professionals – has issued the findings of its 2018 Cyber Security Workforce Study. The research shows a widening of the global cyber security workforce gap to nearly three million across North...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Optiv Security and Momentum Cyber White Paper addresses cyber security skills shortage

Optiv Security and Momentum Cyber have published a joint White Paper entitled ‘E is for Efficiency’ which focuses on the five key trends and technologies that could “dramatically reduce” the impact of the cyber security skills shortage by creating much...
Posted On 30 Aug 2018
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“Hacker skills in demand by British businesses” according to SecureData market research

Cyber security service provider SecureData has issued research statistics revealing that 34% of businesses would look towards the black hat community to compensate for any lack of in-house skills. Almost half (43%) of those surveyed at SecureData’s annual customer event in London...
Posted On 18 May 2016
David Ward: Managing Director of Ward Security
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Gender Imbalance and The Security Business Sector

What more can and, indeed, must be done to encourage greater numbers of females to take up careers within the UK’s security business sector? David Ward offers some considered opinions on the matter. The issue of skills and staff shortages is one which affects the security...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015