Monday 17 April 2023, 11am-12noon (BST)
UK and US cybersecurity, counter-fraud, online safety and safeguarding strategies are all competing for skills that do not exist. They have no credible strategies to provide them. The shortage of cyber skills, at all levels, is therefore global.
Current pipelines are not fit for our purposes. Competing for charlatans (who do not have the skills they claim) or burnt-out unicorns (looking for a less stressful life) on the skills merry-go-round will not meet our needs, let alone help protect our organisations from evolving threats.
The alternative strategies to attract, develop and retain the skills we need depend on working with trusted partners (such as training providers) to attract and develop the talents we need, including from among our existing users, among those likely to stay with us.
Tarquin Folliss OBE (info), Vice Chairman, The SASIG
Philip Virgo (info), Convenor, Advisory Group, London Cyber Resilience Centre