Skills Shortage ‘Harming UK’s Ability to Protect Itself from Cyber-Attacks’

Skills Shortage ‘Harming UK’s Ability to Protect Itself from Cyber-Attacks’

Source: The Guardian, UK Parliament

Confidence in the government’s ability to protect Britain from high-level cyber-attacks is being undermined by a skills shortage, parliament’s spending watchdog has said.

Ministers have taken too long to consolidate the “alphabet soup” of agencies tasked with safeguarding the UK from cyber-attacks and there appears to be no coordination across the public sector, the public accounts committee (PAC) said.

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