The Engineering Council has been pleased to advise the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the formation of the UK Cyber Security Council, the new self-regulatory body for the UK's cyber security profession. It aims to develop, promote and steward nationally recognised standards for cyber security. Consultations on proposals both to establish a cyber profession and improve the UK’s cyber resilience have just been launched and will be of interest to many in engineering.
The government is consulting on proposals for legislative changes which would drive up levels of cyber resilience, particularly in organisations which play an important role in the UK economy (such as managed IT service providers). It is also asking for views on how best to ensure the UK Cyber Security Council is suitably empowered to be the voice of the profession, and to tackle the scale and diversity of the skills shortage which the government and industry wants to address.
Please find below the links to the two consultations:
- Cyber profession consultation – deadline for responses 20 March
- Cyber resilience consultation – deadline for response 10 April.
Please direct any questions on the cyber resilience consultation to firstname.lastname@example.org and any questions about the cyber profession consultation to email@example.com