UK government publishes cybersecurity skills gap report

24/07/2023 | UK Government

The recent UK government report on Cyber Security Skills in the UK Labour Market 2023 has revealed that there is still a significant skills gap in the field of cybersecurity. Shockingly, 50% of all UK businesses lack basic cybersecurity skills, and 33% have an advanced skills gap. These figures show little improvement from the previous year's report, and the government has acknowledged that this is a concerning trend. Additionally, there is still a shortfall of 11,200 people to meet the demand of the cyber workforce, although this is down from the previous year. Overall, these findings highlight the urgent need for businesses and individuals in the UK to invest in cybersecurity education and training.

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