Register your interest to contribute to the Cyber Security and Big Data Cross Sector Projects

PwC’s Skills for Australia’s Cyber Security and Big Data Cross Sector Projects aim to address skills shortages in Cyber Security and Big Data through vocational qualifications and training.


Why is Cyber Security important?

A recent report by a Global Cyber research firm predicted that the existing Cyber Security workforce gap will widen to 1.5 million job openings by 2019(1)

As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more information is generated and shared among businesses, partners and customers. This data has become the lifeblood of today’s interconnected business ecosystem and is increasingly valuable to organisations. As a result of the expanded use of technologies and data, the attack surface has expanded, making effective Cyber Security a critical business requirement.


Why is Big Data important?

As many as 25 million jobs will be created around Big Data in the next 15 years, but that process will require several stages of rebuilding to add more capabilities(2)

Big Data provides users with insights into trends and events which may otherwise be hard to detect or missed entirely. It also serves as a cost effective method to improve decision making. As more and more industries recognise this opportunity, employers are placing a growing emphasis on the capture, storage, interpretation and exploitation of Big Data.


Who do we want to hear from?

PwC’s Skills for Australia is seeking input from interested employers, industry representatives, employees, teachers, trainers, recruiters, students, and others who are passionate about improving Vocational Education and Training, and/or would like to provide feedback around industry trends, skills needs and training priorities in Cyber Security and Big Data.


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(1) CSO, Market expansion adds to cybersecurity talent shortage, July 13, 2016.

(2) PwC’s Skills for Australia, Information and Communications Technology Industry Skills Forecast, quoting Robert Cohen, Senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute