UK Cyber security skills shortage near breaking point


The UK’s widening cyber skills gap is putting the country’s businesses at risk, with uncertainty around Brexit is also proving to be a huge concern for recruitment in the field.

This is according to research from cyber security consultancy RedSeal, which ran an online survey of 502 IT decision-makers from across the country. Within it, 95% of CIOs and IT professionals said that the UK’s stalled exit from the EU is actually widening the skills gap.

87% of theses CIOs and senior IT professionals also reported that they’re struggling to find cyber security professionals with the expertise needed to combat serious and organised online crime.

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Source: ITPro