Global Information Security Workforce Study - PwC comments

Published at 11:54 AM on 14 February 2017


As the Queen officially opens the National Cyber Security Centre today, (ISC)2's Global Information Security Workforce Study reports that the world faces a shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity workers by 2022. The study highlights a major UK skills deficit due to a lack of millennials recruited into the field. Richard Horne, cyber security partner at PwC, commented:

"Supporting and developing the next generation of cyber security talent is essential to the future of the industry. At PwC, we are on track to recruit more than 1,000 technology specialists over the next four years at both graduate and experienced levels. Cyber security hires will be a significant part of this and this year we're increasing the number of graduates we're recruiting to meet increasing client demand. 

"We believe it's important to help our graduates experience the many different paths a career in this field could follow by offering a rotation programme around our teams, ranging from threat intelligence and incident detection and response to security transformation programmes and legal and regulatory compliance. Cyber security roles can often be seen as purely technical but today's well-rounded cyber security expert has a diverse skillset, with not only technical knowledge but also wider business skills like creativity, organisation, relationship-building and communication."



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