cyber trends government implementations . But only 56 % of German , 51 % of UK and 48 % of French respondents support government mandates demanding cybersecurity standards for the entire software industry .
Cyber skills challenges
While survey respondents identified a variety of barriers to implementation of advanced technologies , a cybersecurity talent shortage was revealed across the three countries . A total of 48 % of German , 41 % of British and 35 % of French respondents acknowledged a lack of in-house cyberskills as a key challenge to their implementation efforts . Around a third of each group also identified a lack of implementation expertise as a key barrier . These findings mirrored cybersecurity skills shortages in the US and Asia Pacific .
“ The cyberskills gap is well known ; the report highlights the deficit is stifling the deployment of cybersecurity technology ,” said Palma . “ Whatever innovation advantage the US and its allies believe we have is irrelevant if we cannot implement the solutions .”
A large number ( 95 %) of German and French respondents and 86 % of British respondents believe there is room for improvement in the level of cybersecurity partnerships between their national governments and organisations .
Over half ( 52 %) of British , 46 % of German and 35 % of French respondents favoured a combination of incident notification and liability protection to facilitate sharing of cyberattack data between impacted organisations , government partners and industry audiences . A total of 44 % of British and 41 % of German and French respondents favoured tighter cooperation on cyber incident management while cyberattacks and campaigns are in progress .
In terms of the types of data government should share to help organisations better protect themselves , nearly two-thirds ( 60 %) of British respondents would like to receive more data on cyberattack campaigns in progress . Around half of German respondents said they would like to receive more information on different cybercrime and threat actor groups . Some French respondents ( 58 %) say cybersecurity vulnerability data would be preferred above other data types .
“ Cyberattacks are as much a part of modern warfare as the use of physical weapons ,” said Fabien Rech , VP EMEA , Trellix . “ Attacks against critical infrastructure are nothing new , but the last few months have opened more eyes to the activities of many governments and hacking groups as they directly target those assets and systems vital to a nation ’ s economic security , safety and public health .
A total of 44 % of British and 41 % of German and French respondents favoured tighter cooperation on cyber incident management while cyberattacks and campaigns are in progress .
“ The UK Government has previously set out the admirable vision to be a leading cyber power in 2030 , able to protect and promote its interests in and through cyberspace in support of national goals ,” Rech continued . “ Yet as cybercriminals backed by nation states up the ante , the UK – and every other country – will need to do the same if it is to achieve this goal . This will require a joint effort across public and private sectors . To combat the heightened risk of hostile cyber activity today , the UK Government ’ s push to strengthen collaboration with businesses and shore up defences needs to be accelerated .
“ Government-led initiatives have an important role to play , but it will also be down to organisations across every sector – particularly those in critical infrastructure – to facilitate the sharing of threat intelligence as well as make the most of advanced cybersecurity technology and the adaptive protection it enables . Static , siloed security falls short against the agile approach cybercriminals and nation states employ for their dirty tactics . The government and UK organisations will need to not only collaborate , but also ensure their security teams are able to respond quickly with security that spots , stops and adapts quickly to incoming threats . This will be core to government agencies and critical infrastructure providers remaining resilient and ready to fend off new attacks which come their way ,” said Rech . u www . intelligentciso . com