The role of The UK Cyber Security Council (the Council) is to champion the cybersecurity profession across the UK, provide broad representation for the industry, accelerate awareness and promote excellence in the profession. It will do this by delivering thought leadership, career tools and education resources to the cybersecurity sector and those seeking to enter the sector, alongside helping influence government, industry and academia with the aim of developing and promoting UK cybersecurity excellence globally and growing the UK’s cybersecurity skills base.
The Council’s focus is set in four pillars:
- Professional Development
- Outreach and Diversity in Cybersecurity to Develop the Next Generation
- Professional Ethics
- Thought Leadership and Influence
The Council’s activities include supporting the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK the safest place to live and work online, doing so by leveraging all available expertise, relevant standards and guidance to deliver practical advice for the profession.