Brit tech forges alliance to improve cyber security as MPs moan over …

A cross-sector alliance incorporating leading UK organisations has been created in response to government plans to develop a national professional body for cybersecurity.

The imaginatively titled Collaborative Alliance aims to shape national cybersecurity standards, drive advances in education and advise the government on policy.

The founding members include BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, CREST, The Engineering Council, IAAC, The Institution of Analysts and Programmers , The IET, Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), Institute of Measurement and Control, ISACA, (ISC)2, techUK, The Security Institute, CIT, and The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

The latest (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Survey predicts a global shortfall of 1.8 million cybersecurity personnel by 2022 and a shortage of 350,000 across Europe. One of the alliance’s key aims is to create a self-sustaining pipeline of talent to fill the skills gap in the UK.


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