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Industry Skills Report

Industry Skills Report

Cyber Security Training Needs & Skills Gap Analysis in the Fingal Region Report 2021-22



Collaboratory is pleased to announce the publication of its Cyber Security Training Needs & Skills Gap Analysis in the Fingal Region report for 2021-22. The report can be downloaded  here.

The report examines the current cyber security training practices and training provision in organisations based in the Fingal region, with a particular focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The report also explores the future demand for cyber security skills and identifies future training requirements for companies in the region.

Key findings from the report include:

  • 60% of organisations that participated in the survey experience cyber security skills gap.
  • 80% of companies didn’t provide cyber security training for their employees in the past 12 months.
  • 52% of organisations plan to upskill all employees in cyber security in the next 12 months.

Dr. Ayuna Murphy, Training, Education and Communications Manager at Collaboratory said: “This report highlights challenges in terms of supply and demand for cyber security skills. It has never been more important for companies, training organisations and training providers to understand the current skills landscape for cyber security requirements. All stakeholders need to be fully aware of the challenges experienced by enterprises and work together to support the development of training programmes to bridge cyber security skills gap to help organisations to build cyber resilience and become cyber secure.”

The report also highlights the most in-demand skills including data protection, network security, baseline cyber security, and intrusion detection.

“The report shows that the current training provision for cyber security professionals in Ireland is quite extensive. However, in today’s digital age everyone in an organisation should have some level of cyber security knowledge and awareness. This requirement generates a demand for educational programmes targeting non-technical professionals also,” added Dr. Murphy.

Further Information:

Dr. Ayuna Murphy

01 220 7780