Fourteen percent of the UK’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) believe they have the sufficient skills to deal with cyber threats, according to a new study.

A survey of 250 SMEs by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) found that only half were aware of the UK’s national cyber security strategy.

Only 30% felt that they had adequate protection against potential threats to software embedded in their products.

In a bid to raise awareness about cyber threats, the IET is leading an initiative with various professional bodies (including the BCS) to sponsor cyber security Master of Science (MSc) courses at selected universities.

The scheme aims to boost the output of cyber security graduates in the UK.

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