43% of UK workers would consider pursuing a career in cyber security.

Nearly half of UK workers would consider changing their profession to work in cyber security according to new research.

The research which surveyed 1,000 participants between the ages of 18 and 64 about their understanding of the cyber security sector revealed that 50% of workers would be interested in learning more about the industry.

93% of respondents advised that it would be beneficial for all UK workers to advance their skill set in cyber security as risk continues to grow – a statement supported by the fact that a massive 39% believe they do not understand enough about advancing cyber security threats.

This latest research confirms an advancing skills & knowledge gap in Cyber Security, an alarming fact when we consider the exponential rate at which cyber security risks are growing.

Interestingly the research also confirms a real demand for workers to learn about cyber security risks, whether in a professional capacity for career development or to form a basic understanding for self-protection.

The survey also questioned respondents on their understanding and attitudes towards cyber security risks with just 9% believing UK businesses do enough to combat cyber threats, where lack of understanding (46%) and education (24%) are primarily to blame.

Furthermore when asked what they think can be done to encourage people to work in Cyber Security, almost half of respondents cited that there should be more education on the subject, while a quarter believe that there should be more opportunities to train up online.

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