Retraining could help public sector digital transformation - James Lyne, Head of R&D at the SANS Institute discusses why more emphasis needs to be placed on cyber security training if the public sector is to successfully transform.
In its ambitious Government Transformation Strategy, published in February 2017, the British Government describes itself as “one of the most digitally advanced in the world”. But, by the Government’s own admission, it still has much to do. The success of the Strategy is predicated to a large degree on the talent it can recruit to make it happen.
Historically, cyber security has often been overlooked in this recruitment drive, but just a glance at the threat landscape should remind public sector managers to ignore cyber at their peril. And the industry skills crisis only adds to the sense of urgency.