Back in July I talked about the work we had been doing with colleagues in DCMS to bring greater cohesion to the cyber security profession in the UK. There was an excellent response to the consultation (which you can read here), which reinforced the direction of travel to establish a Cyber Security Council. We are now ready to take the next step and hopefully you will have seen that DCMS is inviting organisations to apply for a grant to establish the council.
The idea of an umbrella council is exciting and has the potential to pull together the existing organisations in this space, providing the coherence and clarity we badly need and providing:
- coherence across career pathways and frameworks
- clarity to students of all ages on how they could become a ‘cyber security professional’
- a strong partner for government to work with, to make cyber security as effective as possible across all sectors
- an excellent body to promote thought leadership, outreach and to represent the profession nationally and internationally
Bids need to be in by 29 March 2019, so the pace on this is fast!