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Collaborative Alliance for Cybersecurity works to assist the UK Cyber Security Council

Published: 15 August 2019 - Christian Lynn

The Collaborative Alliance for Cybersecurity has confirmed its participation in the design and delivery of the new UK Cyber Security Council on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). 

The Alliance, with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) nominated as lead organisation, was selected following a competitive grant competition by DCMS.

The Alliance is a consortium of cyber security organisations that represent a substantial part of the cyber security community in the UK. 

The Council will work in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), be developed with broad representation and be tasked to support the Government’s National Cyber Security Skills Strategy by providing recognition across the practicing community, while enhancing standards and thought leadership for the future. 

The aim is to have first programmes operational in 2021, with the development phase of the work serving to align relevant investments that are currently being made by Alliance members, a consortium of 16 cyber security organisations that represent a substantial part of the cyber security community in the UK.

“The Alliance is committed to delivering the Council for the betterment of the wider industry,” said Ian Glover, president of Alliance member, CREST. 

“This announcement represents a concrete step in advancing the UK’s current leadership position for technology innovation and resilience on the global stage. We are already building on strong foundations that come from the extensive experience available from the stakeholder communities we represent and will continue to catalyse initiative across not just the practicing community, but also business and society as a whole.” 

For more information on the UK Cyber Security Council, click here.

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