Australia is facing a ballooning security skills shortage that, left unchecked, will leave the country’s enterprises even more vulnerable to attack. We look at the evolving role of the security professional and recent initiatives in education and legislation designed to bring the next generation up to scratch.
In this issue you will find:
- Demand for people with the right skills to keep the country’s organisations safe from cyber attack is rapidly outstripping supply
- UNSW offers new master’s course to explore the diplomatic and strategic response to cyber attacks
- Survey reveals high rate of data breaches hitting tight-lipped in-house lawyers but little desire to spend more on security
- Most countries still underestimating cyber attack risk, says World Economic Forum report
Learn from industry experts
While demand for security skills has surged, businesses are struggling to find the right people with the right skills. Such is the demand that the Commonwealth Bank and University of NSW announced a $1.6m, five-year partnership to boost the number of security engineering professionals graduating in Australia. But it will take a while for those new recruits to become truly valuable so what can businesses do to manage risk in the meantime?