Employees have “low cyber IQ” despite high corporate confidence

Employees on both sides of the Atlantic lack a basic understanding in cybersecurity, in stark contrast with businesses’ high confidence in their cybersecurity capabilities. That is the main finding of a new survey conducted by Willis Towers Watson, which found that 63% of UK businesses believe their systems to be highly protected with the necessary … More Employees have “low cyber IQ” despite high corporate confidence

Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

The number of women working within the infosec industry “continues to remain low”, and could be exacerbating the skills gap within the industry. This is one of the main findings of the Biennial Women in Cybersecurity Report from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, which found that women currently occupy just 11% of positions … More Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

Ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap

As a reader of this blog, you’ll know that security issues are a daily reality. If you’re a security practitioner, you may wish you could clone yourself to help deal with the never-ending workload. Each day seems to bring a new report focusing on the shortage of qualified information security professionals to fill positions. Is … More Ways in which to plug the infosec talent gap

Cybersecurity skills shortage ‘still a global problem’

The global skills gap for cybersecurity professionals has shown improvement over the last two years, but is still a serious problem for some of the world’s leading economies. That is the main finding of a new study conducted by Indeed.com, which found Israel to have the highest skills shortage, followed by Ireland, the UK and … More Cybersecurity skills shortage ‘still a global problem’