The lack of cybersecurity experts is an issue of strategic relevance as it undermines countries’ economic development and national security. Starting to consider the cyber skills shortage as a strategic public policy challenge should help stakeholders allocate the right resources when they plan to enhance the cyber resilience of their countries and organizations through a comprehensive skills strategy.
Tommaso De Zan is a Senior Consultant within the Digital Policy Team at ICF (UK), where he conducts research studies and impact assessments for the European Commission and other public sector organisations. Previously, he was a CEI Expert for ENISA, an Associate Fellow with the EUISS and a Researcher at the International Affairs Institute in Rome. He has a PhD in cybersecurity and education from the University of Oxford and a master’s degree in international security from the University of Bologna (Forlì).
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