The UK Cyber Security Council partners with SASIG

The Council and SASIG to address the cybersecurity skills gap together with webinars and events

Posted 12 January 2022 by Christine Horton

Simon Hepburn and Martin Smith MBE

The UK Cyber Security Council is partnering with the Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) to enhance and develop careers, skills and training in cyber security.

Cybersecurity is a growing market, and it is estimated that the cyber industry will need an additional 3.5 million qualified professionals by 2023.

The Council and SASIG say they will work together on key webinars and events designed to improve trust in the online environment and to harbour that trust in education and knowledge sharing throughout the community.

Speaking of the partnership, Simon Hepburn, CEO of the UK Cyber Security Council, said: “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.”

One of the forthcoming events that the two will partner on is the third Cybersecurity Skills Festival which takes place on Tuesday February 22, 2022.

“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,” said Martin Smith MBE, chairman and founder of SASIG.

“This new partnership between SASIG and the UK Cyber Security Council will be central to these efforts.”