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PODCAST | Working in Cyber Security: The Skills Gap, Recruitment and Diversity

Listen to our latest podcast episode below called Working in Cyber Security: The Skills Gap, Recruitment and Diversity!

 

Here are some statistics about the current skills gap in cyber security:

  • 50% of businesses have just 1 employee directly responsible for managing their organisation’s cyber security
  • 51% of private sector businesses identified a basic technical cyber security skills gap.
  • Approximately 451,000 UK businesses have an advanced technical skills gap including areas such as forensic analysis, pentesting, security architecture and threat intelligence
  • 37% of businesses admit to having an internal skills gap regarding incident response and recovery. Also, they shared how this is an area that isn’t outsourced

 

The statistics above are just the tip of the iceberg, which is why we thought that the cyber security skills gap is a vital topic to discuss on our podcast.  We delve deeper into this subject, sharing further research that we found, our insight of working in cyber security and diversity in the industry. Plus, our team will be sharing their first-hand experiences with you.

Whether you’re an IT manager, security professional, graduate or student, there’s something in this podcast for you as we’ve approached this topic taking into account different viewpoints.

 

Want to hear more from us? Listen to our last podcasts called ‘The Myriad of Detection and Response Acronyms’ by clicking here or delve further into this topic by watching our webinar ‘Your Essential Guide to Understanding EPP, EDR, MDR, XDR, SIEM & SOAR’ here.

 

Cyber Security Is What We Do All Day, Every Day

With such a high skills gap, one of the steps organisations are turning to is outsourcing their cyber security. However, currently only a third of businesses outsource some aspect of their cyber security. There are various reasons why this may be the case such as lack of investment, awareness around security needs or trouble finding the right security partner.

Data Connect is a security focused business, offering end-to-end cyber security services. Our services have been designed based on the current threat landscape, our experience in the industry and challenges we see organisations face on an ongoing basis. We take the time to fully understand your security needs, IT environment, resources and goals to advise you on the best steps forward.

Some of these services include: Managed Firewalls, Cyber Essentials certification, MDR, cyber security assessments, vulnerability management, tech selection and security awareness training.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch by clicking here. You can also hear from some of our customers by getting in contact and we’ll happily set up a call for you.

 

Cyber Security Careers

If you are looking for a job in cyber security, please check out our careers page here to find out what technical jobs and other opportunities we have available.

 

All statistics can be found in the ‘Cyber Security Skills in the UK Labour Market 2022‘.

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