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The Cybersecurity Skills Initiative - Access the Launch Document

19 October 2018
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The Cybersecurity Skills Initiative (CSI) is a direct response to the most consistent need of companies across all sectors and of all sizes – how to adequately protect their business in the face of the escalating cyber threat. Central to this need is the growing shortage of skilled cybersecurity personnel to protect against and respond to security breaches. And this is happening at a time when unemployment is rapidly decreasing and the competition for the available technically skilled personnel is intense.
 
Ireland has the highest demand of any country worldwide for cybersecurity jobs, but it also has a worrying talent shortage with an increase of over 40% in Cybersecurity vacancies over the space of 2 years. A recent survey of the cybersecurity landscape shows that an overwhelming majority (93%) of respondents believe that the complexity of threats they will face over the next 12 months will increase and nearly half (46%) admit they will either struggle to deal with these threats or that defence against them will be impossible. The CSI contains a comprehensive plan to train 5,000 people in Cybersecurity skills and help 4,000 companies to tackle the Cybersecurity skills issue over the next three years.
 
See attached PDF for further information
 

 

Attached Documents

PDF icon Cyber Skills Initiative Launch Document (CSI_Publicity_Booklet_2018.pdf | 4.75 MB)