The Government has launched a consultation aimed at creating the right environment for developing the skills and capabilities of cyber security professionals in the UK.
The consultation, “Developing the UK Cyber Security Profession”, is being run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and seeks the input of employers and professionals from across the IT sector.
From the consultation:
Cyber security professionals in the UK are already among some of the best in the world, but the need to further develop the right skills, capabilities and professionalism to meet our national needs across the whole economy is increasingly important.
In the National Cyber Security Strategy, published in 2016, the Government made a commitment to develop the cyber security profession in the UK. This consultation sets out bold and ambitious proposals to implement that. It includes a clear definition of objectives for the profession to achieve and proposes the creation of a new UK Cyber Security Council to coordinate delivery.
The specific aims for the consultation are to:
- Summarise the Government’s understanding of the challenges facing the development of the cyber security profession;
- Seek views on objectives for the profession to deliver by 2021 and beyond; and
- Seek views on the creation of a new UK Cyber Security Council to help deliver those objectives.
Responses received will help the Government assess the support for these proposals and inform next steps.
Click here to visit the GOV.UK consultation page, where you can view the full consultation document and submit your response via online portal.
The consultation will close at 17:00 on 31st August 2018.
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