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Skills gap in cyber security

Data Privacy Day Champion BeecherMadden insists that with the introduction of GDPR affecting companies globally, privacy is the hot topic for 2017.

In a statement the company said: Predictions are that an additional 75,000 data privacy jobs will be created in the UK, as a result of the legislation. These individuals do not currently exist and with the skills gap in cyber security already creating a problem, this shortage is going to add pressure to the industry.

Candidates who currently work within data privacy, move less often than their counterparts in security. They can also command huge salary increases to move, due to the high demand they find themselves in. Companies need to consider training new individuals in the knowledge and skills required to fulfil these new positions. Privacy encompasses physical and cyber security and this is a good opportunity for companies to bring these functions closer together.

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