Microsoft EU has pointed out that, with cyber threats increasing in both frequency and complexity, Europe’s accelerating shift to a digital-first economy, and the increasing cybersecurity requirements in European legislation, the need for skilled cybersecurity professionals has never been greater.
We often make the erroneous assumption that cyber professionals hail exclusively from the IT sphere. The objective of our Cybersecurity Skills Summit Week Second Edition from 20-27 June 2022, organised by the Youth IGF and the Swiss government, is to draw attention to the importance of cross-sectoral skills in cyber. This knowledge is crucial, as the market is clearly in demand of cross-sectoral cybersecurity skills.
The summit is focusing on increasing awareness of cyber issues among the young and creating better youth opportunities in cybersecurity. The summit was created to help eliminate the cybersecurity skills gap in Europe.
Our objective is to develop a new way of approaching cybersecurity skills in Europe that will create better opportunities for the younger generations in terms of their professional development, social utility and participation in the digital transformation of societies.