How the UK Cyber Security Council Careers Route Map addresses workforce shortages

The UK Cyber Security Council CEO Simon Hepburn discusses how the self-regulatory body’s Careers Route Map is helping job seekers enter and succeed in the UK cybersecurity industry.

The UK Cyber Security Council is the self-regulatory body for the UK’s cybersecurity profession. It develops, promotes and stewards standards for cybersecurity in support of the UK Government’s national cybersecurity strategy. A key component of these aims is supporting cyber education, skills and career pathways in the UK.

As such, the Council recently launched its Careers Route Map—a free resource that helps jobseekers enter and succeed in cybersecurity roles. It details 16 cybersecurity specialisms and suggests pathways through and between them, along with providing information on important job-related factors. The specialisms include roles in areas such as incident response, threat intelligence, security testing, audit and assurance, and identity and access management.

Speaking to CSO, the Council’s newly appointed CEO Simon Hepburn explains that, whilst the Careers Route Map is primarily aimed at supporting job seekers, it provides key benefits for hiring organisations, security leaders, and the sector in general amid ongoing cybersecurity workforce shortages.

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