PESTLE analysis of Cybersecurity Education (2021)
This report presents an analysis of cybersecurity education, carried out by the REWIRE Project, a Cybersecurity Skills Alliance funded under the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.
In this report, REWIRE provides a Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental (PESTLE) analysis of skills shortages, gaps, and mismatches affecting cybersecurity education. PESTLE is a systemic approach that provides a method to understand various gaps and challenges from multiple points of view.
The European cybersecurity sector is facing several challenges, among them:
- Lack of infrastructure (equipment and skills).
- Inability to attract more students to study cybersecurity and to produce graduates with ‘’the right cybersecurity knowledge and skills”.
- Difficulty for the education and training institutions to adjust and respond to changes in a timely manner.
Skills shortages have a direct impact on the cybersecurity job market. This analysis will thus serve as a basis for the development of a cybersecurity skills strategy for Europe.