Only half (50%) of UK companies believe they have the right skills to address a cyber attack, research from IT jobs board CW Jobs reveals.
Their doubts are supported by IT workers’ own assessments of their capabilities. One in four IT workers aren’t confident in their ability to handle a cyber security attack and only half (51%) have received cyber-security training.
CW Jobs suggests that the lack of cyber-security skills may reflect a wider skills gaps facing the UK tech-security and cloud migration.
More than one third (38%) of employers said graduates entering the tech industry lack the necessary cyber-security skills, with 75% believing universities should be responsible for ensuring tech employees have that training.