Cybrary Survey Finds Cybersecurity Skills Gap Threatens Job Effectiveness Amidst Increasing Global Cyber Attacks

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cybrary, the world’s largest online cybersecurity career development platform, today released the findings from the “Cybrary Skills Gap Research Survey and Report,” which examines the current challenges, perceptions, and impacts of the cybersecurity skills gap faced by IT and security teams worldwide. The survey questioned respondents about the employer contributions towards their skill development, their level of personal commitment to growing their skills, and the current level of organizational support and opportunities offered for skill development.

Cybrary surveyed over 800 IT and security professionals varying in experience, ranging from system admins to CISOs, to gather their industry insights and discovered that:

  • 68 percent of respondents report investing their own free time, outside working hours to improve their cyber skills;
  • Nearly 3 out of 4 respondents agree that skill gaps exist on their teams;
  • 65 percent of managers agreed
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‘Administrative departments must protect themselves from cyber attacks’

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Department of Science and Information Technology has informed all the provincial administrative departments that it will be their responsibility to protect their websites and applications from cyber-attacks.

The department has directed the senior members of the board of revenue, principal secretary, KP governor, the chief ministers, secretaries of all administrative departments, divisional commissioners and provincial assemblies to have a full backup of the site ready on a computer so that the site can be restored from the computer when it crashes.

It clarified that the data centre stores 24 hours of data, however, it may take five to six hours to restore the complete website, so in case of any website being hacked or crashing, the departments have to provide timely notification to the data centre. Furthermore, in case of any website being hacked, the data centre will delete all the accounts that have been

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