New UK Cyber Security Council will develop young promising talent

The new independent council will aim to develop a skilled workforce for the future and give youngsters a clear career pathway into cyber security.

News of the council is part of an initial Cyber Security Skills Strategy, which sets out an ambitious approach to develop the right cyber security capability in the UK.

In a bid to enhance the UK’s cyber security capability, the strategy will appoint independent ambassadors to help promote the attractiveness and viability of a career in cyber security to a broader and more diverse range of individuals.

It will also launch the refreshed CyberFirst brand in 2019, which will bring greater coherence to the government’s offering on cyber security skills.

Finally, it makes the UK commit to continue investing in cyber security capability across all age groups to develop the next crop of cyber security professionals.

Digital minister Margot James said: “Making sure we have a skilled cyber security workforce now and for the future is not only central to our national security but is also fundamental to the UK becoming the world’s best digital economy.

“This strategy alongside the creation of an independent UK Cyber Security Council will be the next step in equipping our growing and vibrant cyber security sector with the expertise it needs for years to come.”

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