Objectives of this report:

This report examines the reasons for the ongoing cyber security skills shortage, and looks at possible solutions to this problem. It includes:

  • A background to the current situation on a global basis
  • How governments and education are responding, but with little success
  • Why managed security services are providing only a part solution
  • How the lack of women and diversity in the industry contributes to the skills shortage



PAC’s analysis

  • Management summary
  • PAC’s opinion
  • PAC’s recommendations

The current cyber security skills shortage

How changing IT creates new security demands

Are managed security services the answer to the cyber skills shortage?

Is technology the answer to the cyber skills shortage?

The role played by schools and colleges

Women in security: the gender gap that exacerbates the skills shortage