New scheme aims to plug growing generational skills gap

UK firms team up for National Cyber Security Challenge

A number of UK security organisations have joined forces to organise a series of national competitions to help encourage and identify future candidates for the UK security industry.

The National Cyber Security Challenge was spurred following a report that highlighted the growing skills gap in the IT security sector. The scheme aims to create a “pool of talented people to enter the profession in years to come.”

“We have to improve the quality and quantity of talented people entering the profession to accommodate escalating requirements,” said the director of Cyber Security Challenge UK, Judy Baker.

“The current system is not delivering enough skilled professionals to meet the cyber security challenges we face. We need to excite, inspire and stimulate fresh interest in a career as a cyber security specialist. The competitions we are developing will do exactly that.”

Follow this link to find out more about the scheme.

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