08/11/2021

The Register

UK computer misuse crimes and cyberskills shortages surge

1.8 million computer misuse offences were recorded in the 12 months ending June 2021, according to the latest Crime Survey for England and Wales. The figures are an increase of 85% compared with the year ending in 2019.  The growth was attributed to a 161% increase in "Unauthorised access to personal information (including hacking)" offences. The news comes on the back of two reports revealing the UK's cyber skills shortage has grown by more than a third over the last 12 months. Cybersecurity is the most required skill-set in the UK, with a shortfall of 10,000 people each year.  



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