All Wales Cyber Security Cluster - 15 June 2021
15th June 2021 | 14:00 - 16:00

It's all about SKILLS at this month's All Wales Cyber Security Cluster meeting.

Up-Skilling, Cross-Skilling, Re-Skilling, Skills Transfer, the Skills Gap, the Skills Shortage and Cyber Skills Frameworks.

We are going to explore this broad, deep and thorny area of cyber and discuss some of the key issues facing the people and organisations in the industry.

Our guest speaker is from NCSC's Cyber First Skills Team and will be giving us an update on how the various schemes and programmes are doing.

Wales now has a large contingent of Cyber First Ambassadors and we will also hear from one of those Ambassadors who will be able to share some the challenges and successes of our efforts to grow the cyber talent pool in Wales.

Also, "UKC3" the 'UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration' group is launching as we speak. We heard from Richard Yorke, Chair of UKC3, at our March meeting when he gave a presentation on the new Cluster Governance Framework and we will be sharing some very exciting news about this new group which will help all of the Cyber Clusters in Wales!

IN addition, this quarter we have seen the first new Knowledge Areas being 'released for consultation' for CyBOK. This is a comprehensive Cyber Body of Knowledge to inform and underpin education and professional training for the cyber security sector. The CyBOK project aims to bring cyber security into line with the more established sciences by distilling knowledge from major internationally-recognised experts to form a Cyber Security Body of Knowledge that will provide much-needed foundations for this emerging topic.

The CyBOK in Practice virtual showcase event took place on the 2nd of March and was a resounding success, with over 200 attendees. Delegates came from academia, government and other public sector organisations including the NHS and law enforcement, as well as a from a wide range of educational and training bodies, industry, IT firms, consultancies and financial institutions. Delegates enjoyed a variety of presentations, including several CyBOK use cases to highlight how CyBOK can be used in both the professional and academic community. For example: Using CyBOK in the NCSC Cyber Security Degree Certification Programme; and NCSC Certified Training and Government Cyber Security Roles.

So, with the applications of the CyBOK constantly growing, we will also be hearing from Yulia Cherdantseva, Cybersecurity Skills Lead at Cardiff University who is a member of the CyBOK Executive Board.

We will go through the Knowledge Areas and explore how this framework can help with the classification and development of cyber skills.

See you all there!

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