Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2018 – The World Economic Forum launched the IT Industry Skills Initiative to meet the global skills gap challenge and address job displacement arising from automation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The initiative is committed to reaching 1 million people with resources and training opportunities on the SkillSET portal by January 2021.
Published: 12 February 2018
Professionals working in IT are marking their companies down when it comes to their ability to prevent, detect and manage ... View Article
Published: 6 October 2017
Largest association of certified cybersecurity professionals enables IT pros to more quickly attain SSCP certification and help defend against threats. Survey of 3,300 IT professionals finds cyber skills gap exacerbated by firms failing to upskill IT staff. Most IT workers say their security advice is ignored, only 35 percent say their advice is acted upon. CEO David Shearer, CISSP - (ISC)².
Published: 19 September 2017
Commenting on news that firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4 percent of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Comment Joe Hancock, Cyber Security Lead at Mishcon de Reya.
Published: 12 August 2017
Survey reveals that only 22 percent have reviewed their cyber risk in the last 12 months. The recent global ransomware attack that caused chaos across almost 100 countries worldwide and majorly disrupted the UK’s National Health Service, highlights the potential fiscal and reputational damage of cyber-crime to UK business. Comment Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits.
Published: 18 June 2017
Thirty one percent of UK executives surveyed say their firm has no cybersecurity insurance, compared to 40 percent in other countries surveyed Only 28 percent of UK firms surveyed have cybersecurity insurance that covers all risks and 69 percent of respondents say insurers should do more to explain how they price risk.
Published: 2 June 2017
Commenting on the ongoing issues caused by the WannaCry cyber-attack, Joe Hancock, cyber security expert at law firm Mishcon de Reya - the malicious software used in the attack infects systems and encrypts their contents - often known as ransomware.
Published: 17 May 2017
UK workers are more likely to trust Google with their work worries than their colleagues. Common search queries, such as “My colleagues are racist”, “My colleagues are idiots”, “Someone I work with has bed bugs”, “My job kills my soul” range from funny, to worryingly depressing. Comment from Managing Director at DPG Plc., Paul Drew.
Published: 6 May 2017
Over 80 percent of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge compared to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). Comment from Piers Wilson, author of the report and Director at the IISP.
Published: 1 May 2017
One in five actually seems incredibly low. I suspect most organisations will have had some kind of cyber risk issue, whether fraud or data theft and just may be deciding not to report it. Commenting on the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey, Mishcon de Reya Cyber Security Lead Joe Hancock.
Published: 22 April 2017