The Cyber Security Skills Alliance is a collaborative venture between five organisations with an interest in promoting and developing cyber security skills:
The primary objectives of the Alliance are to ensure there is:
Those progressing through this route should acquire relevant technical skills and the understanding of wider issues relevant to cyber security necessary to enable them to become effective leaders in the field. The initiative will cover both those in traditional information assurance and computer security roles and those employed in the full spectrum of engineering and IT roles.
The Alliance has launched a cyber security MSc sponsorship scheme offering bursaries for students to study for an MSc in cyber security. The pilot scheme, which will operate in 2013, involves courses at four universities and is open to students eligible for employment in the UK.
e-skills UK are developing cyber security apprenticeships and further details will be available later this year.