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Could this new government consultation give the cyber security profession a boost?

Could this new government consultation give the cyber security profession a boost?

A consultation has been launched by the UK government in a bid to highlight how a career in cyber security can be appealing and fulfilling.

Running until August 31st, the consultation proposes the creation of a UK Cyber Security Council. This would have organisational membership and be designed and owned by the profession.

The government reckons this model would be “an effective way of helping the existing professional community in the achievement of its aims by bringing more coherence, coordination and consistency at the national level, and across the whole of the cyber security profession, in pursuit of common objectives”.

The consultation also aims to seek views on objectives for the cyber security profession to deliver by 2021. It also intends to boil down the government’s understanding of the challenges facing the development of the vocation.

Responses collected during the consultation will be used to support the government’s proposals and inform next steps.

A statement from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport read: “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.”

Anyone wanting to get involved in the consultation can visit https://dcms.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5uxqglvphWTsYUl.