New funding will help drive diversity in cyber security

New funding will help drive diversity in cyber security


Four new projects across England to encourage more women, BAME, and neurodiverse candidates into a career in cyber security have been announced by Digital Minister Margot James.

They will each jointly benefit from a total investment of at least £500,000 as part of the next round of the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF).

The aim of the Fund is to boost not only the total number, but the diversity of those working in the UK’s cyber security industry. It will help organisations develop and sustain projects that identify, train and place untapped talent from a range of backgrounds into cyber security roles quickly.

Digital Minister Margot James said: “Our cyber security industry is thriving but to support this growing success we need a skilled and diverse workforce to match. These latest projects show that whatever your background, ethnicity or sex, there are opportunities to join the cyber security profession. We want to demonstrate that you can have a dynamic and exciting career in a sector that sits at the heart of our economy, and is a key part of our modern Industrial Strategy."

The projects receiving funding are:

  • Crucial Academy: Diversity in Cyber Security
  • QA: Cyber Software Academy for Women
  • Blue Screen IT: HACKED
  • Hacker House Ltd: Hands on Hacking, Training and Employer Portal

 

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

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