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Developing the UK cyber security profession

Summary

A consultation on creating the environment to develop the cyber security profession in the UK.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

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.

How to respond

The full consultation document can be viewed or downloaded from this page. Please use the online portal to respond. In each section of the portal, there is a summary of the corresponding part of the full consultation document. The consultation closes at 17:00 on 31 August 2018.

For questions on how to respond, or engaging with the consultation process, please contact csprofession@culture.gov.uk. Responses to the consultation, or questions about the substance of the proposals, should be submitted through the online portal. We will not consider correspondence sent to the inbox as a response to the consultation.

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PB Consultation (4/49)
DCMS
100 Parliament Street
London
SW1A 2BQ

Published 19 July 2018