In December 2018, the UK Government (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – DDCMS) published its initial National Cyber Security Skills Strategy (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-security-skills-strategy). The strategy sets out the government’s understanding of the challenge that evolving cyber threats present to the demand for cyber security skills. This challenge is more complex than the number of cyber security professionals; it is about the need to ensure the UK has the right level and blend of cyber security capability across the whole of the economy.
DDCMS are seeking views on this initial strategy and are holding a series of engagement events across the UK to listen to the views of those with an interest in cyber security to help them shape and refine the work to develop and publish a comprehensive and final strategy document in 2019.
The Welsh engagement event will be held on the 27th February at Barclays Eagle Lab in Cardiff (9:30 – 13:30). To register for the event please click here.
Wales has a thriving, multi-faceted cyber security sector characterised by internationally renowned academic excellence, multinational security businesses and a large, cohesive SME network encapsulated in the Wales Cyber Security Clusters. Our cyber strength offers us an opportunity to attract investment and create new, high value jobs but the skills shortage is a serious threat to the future growth of the sector here in Wales.
I hope you can find the time to participate in this important event but if you’re unable to attend but would like to contribute, please consider responding to the key questions DDCMS have posed as part of this call for views exercise. You can provide your views here
Business Development Manager – Cyber
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