18 Aug 2017

Cyber Security UK Skills Gap

Cyber attacks in the UK are becoming increasingly frequent. Just as WannaCry was becoming yesterday’s news, Petya arrived to grab the headlines, and some might say it’s fair to say that once Petya is on the way to being forgotten there will be another cyber attack of some kind to fill the void it leaves. This is the new normal; cyber attacks on UK businesses are on the rise and if businesses don’t make an effort to protect themselves it seems they will only become more likely to get attacked.

The NHS and the UK Parliament – both among the highest-profile targets in the UK – have been subject to attacks in the last couple of months, The public have a growing awareness both of  the risks that exist and of how vulnerable even massive organisations are to cyber attacks. Yet these attacks are still happening, which begs the question how, as awareness grows of the need to protect online resources from cyber attacks, can the number and intensity of these attacks be growing?

The answer to this question is complex and this article looks to answer it:


The cyber security skills gap in the UK: a multifaceted problem

Over the last few years, cyber attacks have become increasingly frequent, impacting everyone from small businesses to large international corporations, Including the UK Government this weekend. Unfortunately, UK firms haven’t been exempt from this, with the number of companies hit by such attacks having doubled in 2016 in comparison to 2015.

How DCI Cyber Essentials can help
The first step to keeping your organisation safe from cyber attack is to be certified with DCI Cyber Essentials. Certification to the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme is a mandatory requirement for organisations wishing to win business with the MOD, and can help your organisation prepare and defend itself against malicious cyber attacks.

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