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Neustar Security Services comments on the recent survey by DCMS on the cybersecurity skills gap across the UK

As part of the government’s £2.6 billion National Cyber Strategy, the Department for Digital Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS), recently conducted a survey into the state of the cybersecurity skills gap across the UK.
Key findings include the average size of inhouse cyberteams – half of all businesses (50 percent) have just 1 employee responsible for cyber security, with larger organisations being ‘slightly’ better resourced) – as well as a lack of technical knowledge affecting cyber security response. Indeed, half of cyber firms (49 percent) have identified technical cyber security skills gaps, whilst 45 percent of cybersecurity organisations report that current job applicants lack the technical skills required for their chosen role.
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In response, Michael Smith, field CTO at Neustar Security Services offers the following comment: “The cyber talent gap in and of itself is nothing new…