Cyber security attractive career choice for almost half of workers

According to research by Course Library, an innovative training platform, nearly half of workers across the UK would consider changing career course to work in Cyber Security.

Asking 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 64 what they know about the Cyber Security industry, the survey discovered that a substantial 50% would be interested in learning more.

93% also thought it would be beneficial for all UK workers to learn skills in Cyber Security as risk continues to grow. That statement reflects the fact that 39% admit they don’t understand enough about advancing Cyber Security threats.

The survey also explored understanding and attitudes towards Cyber Security risks, concluding that just 9% believe that UK business does enough to protect against cyber threats, with 46% believing that a lack of understanding is to blame, and 24% blaming education.

Almost half of all those asked would like to see more education on Cyber Security to encourage people to get into the sector, while 23% advocated more opportunities to train online.

Jazz Gandhum, Course Library founder, said “This latest research confirms an advancing skills and knowledge gap in Cyber Security – a somewhat alarming fact when we consider the exponential rate at which cyber security risks are growing.

“Interestingly, the research also confirms a real demand for workers to learn about cyber security risks, whether in a professional capacity for career development or to form a basic understanding for self-protection. Ultimately, education is key here and will help to ensure businesses across the UK have the right skills in-house to combat this growing threat.”

Lee Biggins, co-founder, added: “Cyber Security continues to be a hot topic in the UK and a lack of skilled talent within this industry could present more problems for already vulnerable companies. That said, it’s positive to see that workers are open to pursuing a career within this field and it’s important that the government and organisations offer opportunities for people to learn more about this field and gain the core skills necessary.”


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

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Cyber security attractive career choice for almost half of workers