As organisations throughout the UK embrace Cyber Security Awareness Month, Intelligencia Training looks at why businesses are continuing to battle an increasing cyber skills gap.
Following an audit in 2018, the UK government recently announced plans to conduct its second audit into the state of the country’s cyber security workforce. The initial audit published last year found that more than half of UK businesses had a “basic technical cyber security skills gap”.
One report found that between April and June 2019, UK businesses faced an average of 146,000 attempted cyber-attacks.
The specialist training provider further explains that while some have taken action on increasing cyber security awareness, the assessments and training used are commonly ineffective.
Many organisations fail to recognise the true sophistication of professional attacks and monitor awareness levels through generic assessments, such as mass phishing tests based on click-rate, and limit training to more traditional programmes, which often become outdated the moment a learner completes the course.
Learning and development shouldn’t end on course completion and providing staff with a sustainable solution to cyber security awareness in an ever-evolving landscape is key. New threats evolve daily and it is essential that awareness is sustained to minimise the risk of a breach.
About Intelligencia ‘Cyber Stars’ Training:Intelligencia Training are cyber security specialists that operate within both the public and private sectors. They continue to deliver the leading Cyber Stars Initiative to a wide-range of high profile organisations to support them in increasing cyber security resilience.
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