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UK Cyber Security Council and SASIG partner for skills drive

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The UK Cyber Security Council and the Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) have announce a new partnership to further enhance and develop careers, skills and training in cyber security.

The Council and SASIG will work together on key webinars and events designed to improve trust in the online environment and to harbour that trust they are committed to when it comes to education and knowledge sharing throughout the community. One of the forthcoming events that the Council will partner with SASIG on is their third Cybersecurity Skills Festival which takes place on Tuesday 22 February 2022. 

For those looking to re-skill into a new career sector, cyber security is an attractive option. With a new reliance on technology in all aspects of life, this means that a huge number of new technology-focused jobs are constantly emerging. Cyber security is a growing market, and it is estimated that the cyber industry will need an additional 3.5 million qualified professionals by 2023.

With skills, education and training in cyber security being firmly on the agenda for the work that the UK Cyber Security Council is doing, partnering with SASIG in this key area to help individuals transition into a career in cyber security was a natural choice.

Speaking of the partnership, Simon Hepburn, CEO of the UK Cyber Security Council, said: “We are delighted to partner with SASIG as we move forward with our careers and learning workstream. Getting more people to consider entering the cyber security industry is crucial, and we look forward to working with SASIG on this.  We will be launching a programme of joint activities in the coming months such as webinars and events and with skills, training and education in cyber security very high on the agenda for the UK Cyber Security Council, this was a very natural partnership that aligns with the core values of the UK Cyber Security Council perfectly.”
Martin Smith MBE, Chairman and Founder of SASIG, said: “It is a privilege to be working with the prestigious UK Cyber Security Council on the vital task of bridging the cybersecurity skills gap – in SASIG’s view, the single most important strategic challenge our profession faces. Our Skills Festivals have already established themselves as a successful way of bringing together those looking for new talent and those wanting to enter our dynamic and exciting profession, but there is much more to be done. This new partnership between SASIG and the UK Cyber Security Council will be central to these efforts.”