Cybersecurity Skills Shortage is Harming Business. What can be done?

08 Aug 2016

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage is Harming Business....

A recently released report has highlighted the need for trained cybersecurity professionals and shows that business leaders are growing increasingly concerned about their organisation's ability to handle a cybersecurity breach.

82% of organisations are suffering a cyber skills shortage

According to the report Hacking the Skills Shortage produced by Intel in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)…, 82% of cybersecurity experts in organisations operating in the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Mexico and the Middle East, confirmed there was a shortage in the workforce.

The Cyber Skills Shortage is a Global Issue

In the US there are over 200,000 cybersecurity positions unfilled. In the UK 75% of IT experts said that there is a cyber security skills shortage. As a result, 32% of organisations surveyed said that they are struggling to maintain an adequate number of cyber professionals as demand has led to those with the skills leaving for the organisations with the ability to pay the most. 22% of the businesses surveyed also said that they believe that they are being actively targeted by criminals as they know that the company’s cybersecurity is not up to scratch.

What can be done?

One of the big conclusions from the report is that people wanting to get into the sector are looking for practical training. This sort of training may not necessarily be found at universities and many organisations do not have the technical knowhow to deliver the specialist training needed to train up their staff. This is where PGI comes in.

PGI Aims to Close the Skills Gap

PGI aims to be a major contributor in the struggle to close the skills gap in the cyber security sector. At our state of the art  Cyber Academy  based in Bristol we provide an immersive technical environment to educate people to become the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

From the basics taught in our  Cybersecurity Awareness Course  to advanced courses such as our  Advanced Threat Methodology  and  Digital Forensics  courses, we can educate someone through every stage of their cyber skills development.

All of our instructors are established cyber-security professionals, holding both leading industry certificates and have a wealth of real-world experience.

Whether you are a small company or a large organisation, we have the skills, experience and expertise to offer businesses and governments tailored solutions that will make the difference in closing the skills gap.

For more information on the services and training offered by PGI give us a call on 0207 887 2699 or email us at

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