As an information security and data privacy consultancy, we work with our clients to find solutions that will work for them and support them as they identify and manage their risks. Our mission is to ‘end bad security and privacy’ and part of our approach is to offer our clients a wide range of training packages tailored to their needs.

Skills gap

This recent shift in the approach to working, and how people work has meant that more people are keen to upskill, not only in their specific areas of expertise but in new fields. Excluding those working directly in cyber sector firms, 85% of the individuals fulfilling cyber roles in the private sector have transitioned into this position from a previous non-cyber role (Ipsos 2022). The statistics show that it is possible to retrain and upskill into cybersecurity even if you are not familiar with the field at first.

However, despite the retraining numbers, there is still a huge skills shortage in cybersecurity. A 2022 Ipsos report on Cyber-Security skills in the UK labour market writes:

“Approximately 697,000 businesses (51%) have a basic skills gap. That is, the people in charge of cyber security in those businesses lack the confidence to carry out the kinds of basic tasks laid out in the government-endorsed Cyber Essentials scheme and are not getting support from external cyber security providers. The most common of these skills gaps are in setting up configured firewalls, storing or transferring personal data, and detecting and removing malware”

Retraining with Principle Defence

We want to encourage business owners to protect their businesses through skill development, and eager individuals to retrain and learn the skills they need to gain employment, progress in their careers, and protect the organisations they support. A skills shortage in cyber security is also a global issue, with an estimated shortfall of 3.5 million cyber security jobs worldwide.

As a result of this, we support individuals and organisations end bad security through our 3S delivery model:

● Skills
● Support
● Strategy

Our team of highly experienced experts come from various sectors including Government, Telecoms, Third Sector and Legal. Proving that we can support you with a wide range of security and privacy matters regardless of the sector. Through our 3S delivery model, and our desire to change the security culture in the workplace, we equip our clients with the tools they need to successfully protect their data and information and we do it in a language that everyone can understand.

Our courses help people break into the cybersecurity and privacy industry, help people progress in their careers, and assist organisations with managing their risks. These range from Quantitative Risk Training, privacy certifications, and Train the Trainer courses.

The Business Show & Retrain Expo 2022

In an attempt to create more conversations and build relationships with other clients and businesses, we will be exhibiting at The Business Show and Retrain Expo at ExCel London on the 16th & 17th November 2022. For over 25 years, The Business Show events have connected business owners & entrepreneurs and shared knowledge, skills and advice. In addition to this, Retrain Expo takes into account the world of entrepreneurship and supports people through coaching, community and technology

If you have any questions, or want to discuss options for your business, feel free to contact us and we would be more than happy to tailor training packages to suit your needs. In addition to this, we would like to invite you to come to The Big Business Show & Retrain Expo at ExCel London and talk to us personally.

To book your free ticket, get more event information, and plan your day click here for The Business Show and click here for Retrain Expo.

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