In 2016, the government’s National Cyber Security Strategy made a commitment to developing a cyber security professional body in the UK. Now, in this consultation, the government has set out potential structures and responsibilities this body would take on, in addition to consulting on the timeframes and budgets necessary to achieve this. Since the release of the strategy in 2016, BCS has been working with relevant organisations to put together a collaborative Alliance capable of taking on this portfolio of work, by having the expertise and experience to command authority in the cyber security space.
In July of this year, the collaborative Alliance was officially launched in conjunction with this consultation. The Alliance consists of a number of established councils, chartered professional bodies, professional certification bodies, academics and industry representative groups and aims to advance the development of the cyber security profession.
Throughout this process, we have been in contact with the relevant officials from within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and have been a key player in their pre-consultation engagement, with them being supportive of the Alliance and its aims. As a result, we have produced a draft response to this consultation in the context of the Alliance and would like your thoughts, this is part of the uploaded document also containing the consultation questions.
This consultation is open until until Monday 27th August at 12:00.
You can view the full DCMS consultation page via the following link
To view Questions and BCS positions on DCMS consultation on the future of the cyber security profession in the UK please download the following document