DCMS releases response to Cyber Profession Consultation

DCMS has today released its response to the consultation ‘Implementing the National Cyber Security Strategy - Developing the Cyber Security Profession in the UK’.

DCMS published a public consultation on 19 July 2018 with proposals to accelerate the development of the cyber security profession in the UK. The proposals defined a series of objectives focused around professional development, professional ethics, thought leadership and influence for the profession, and outreach and diversity. The consultation recommended the creation of a new, independent UK Cyber Security Council to coordinate delivery. 

The six week consultation received over 300 responses from across the cyber security community. 76% of responses were from individuals and 24% from organisations. 

Government has concluded that responses to the consultation represented strong support for the key proposal to create a new, independent UK Cyber Security Council to coordinate delivery and will proceed to identify a lead to design and deliver it. Furthermore the responses have been used to refine and finesse thinking around the specific questions. One specific area that has been developed is around implementation of the Council. Responses had reservations about the extent to which the ambition for the Council can be delivered in the timescales and in a way that ensures the Council is financially self-sustaining beyond 2021. In response Government has produced a firmer timeline and series of proposals which will ensure the Council has a clear value proposition and clearer prioritisation of objectives for the initiative. 

The consultation response is published in parallel with an invitation to apply for government funding to lead the design and delivery of the UK Cyber Security Council. This will be a through a competition and there will be funding of between £1 - £2.5million available.

The full response can be read here.

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