Committee report finds lack of cyber security experts in Whitehall

13/09/2023 | UK Parliament

A new report by the UK Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has highlighted a significant digital skills shortage in Whitehall, with just 4.5% of civil service employees working in tech compared to between 8% and 12% in the private sector. The report: Digital transformation in government: addressing the barriers to efficiency warned that a lack of cybersecurity experts could put government IT systems at risk and end up costing more in the long run as digital transformation opportunities are lost or legacy systems fail. The chair of the committee has called for digital to be central to government delivery.

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