Articles from The Cyber Scheme
We write regularly on issues that matter to our industry – from filling the talent pipeline to improving diversity and giving technical advice on our exams. Please contact us if you would like to write a guest blog for The Cyber Scheme.
Why We Need Neurodiversity in Cybersecurity
Guest Blog by Zachary Amos Technology often provides people with unique opportunities and solutions, and neurodiversity offers much of the same to a workplace. Cybersecurity
How To Upskill Your Cybersecurity Team
Guest Blog by Andrea Collins Cybersecurity preparedness is vital amidst increasing security threats. This is why more and more companies globally have prioritised additional professional
What We Learned At The CyBOK Showcase
By Sean McCormack, Operations Director at The Cyber Scheme I attended the CyBOK Showcase event on the 28th of February at the Science Museum in
How to Think Like a Hacker to Boost Cybersecurity
Guest Blog by Zac Amos, Cyber Security Features Writer Thinking like a hacker is the key to maximising network security. Many people approach cybersecurity from
Cyber Advisor Update
The NCSC invited organisations, including The Cyber Scheme, to help develop a new Cyber Advisor (Cyber Essentials) service by funding the initial 100 Cyber Advisor
Understanding the CSTM Syllabus: Information Gathering
This article highlights the key areas of information gathering you need to understand to pass the CSTM exam. Our full syllabus can be found on our website showing all key areas of knowledge for CSTM. The Cyber Scheme‘s CSTM training maps the CSTM syllabus and will give you the confidence to sit our NCSC-accredited exam knowing the topics and knowledge domains that are likely to come up.
Your IoT Devices Are a Cybersecurity Weak Link
Guest blog by Zac Amos, cyber security features writer Internet of Things (IoT) technology has become indispensable in today’s business world. These technologies include devices,
Understanding the CSTM Syllabus: Networking
This article highlights the key areas of networking you need to understand to pass the CSTM exam. Our full syllabus can be found on our website showing
Why Are There Less Women In Cyber Security?
In 2021 a joint study between the NCSC and KPMG found that women account for only 36% of the cyber security work force in the UK. This is an improvement on the figure from 2020, with the same report finding that women accounted for 31% of the cyber security workforce in the UK.
Understanding CSTM Web Technologies
This article highlights the key areas of web technologies you need to understand to pass the CSTM exam. Our full syllabus can be found on
How Can the Cyber Security Industry Beat Burnout?
When it comes to penetration testers, we often talk about the gap in the market; that we need more people entering the industry whether that’s
Understanding CSTM Web Technologies
This article highlights the key areas of web technologies you need to understand to pass the CSTM exam. Our full syllabus can be found on our website showing all key areas of knowledge for CSTM. The Cyber Scheme‘s CSTM training maps the CSTM syllabus and will give you the confidence to sit our NCSC-accredited exam knowing the topics and knowledge domains that are likely to come up.
Do you need to be technical for a fulfilling career in cyber?
By Sean McCormack, Operations Director for The Cyber Scheme I’ve always admired people who knew exactly what they wanted to do, who followed a very
Understanding the core technical knowledge for CSTM
There are core areas of technical knowledge that need to be understood ready to pass your CSTM exam. Our full syllabus can be found on
Why can’t we help people get into cyber?
I attended the Cyber Pathways event in London on behalf of The Cyber Scheme recently – Emily Kinsella and I spent the day talking to recent graduates,
What can the cyber industry do to be more inclusive of neurodiverse people in the workplace?
In the ever-expanding world of cyber it is important to accommodate those joining the industry, as such there are changes you can make to create
First Impressions of the Cyber Security Industry
When someone brings up the topic of the cyber security industry there is a clear image that springs to mind: the stereotypical hacker in a
How The Cyber Scheme rose to the challenge
Charles White, managing director of The Cyber Scheme’s thoughts on why The Cyber Scheme needed to step up. Few will know that The Cyber Scheme
Failure is an option…
“Thank you for taking your assessment with the Cyber Scheme. Unfortunately, you haven’t been successful on this occasion” Paul Richards, Lead Assessor for the Cyber
Why the cybersecurity skills gap is a threat to business – and what to do about it
By Debi McCormack, Sales and Marketing Director, The Cyber Scheme The demand for cybersecurity skills is on the rise in all sectors, but the supply
Build a Better Hacker
By Paul Richards, Head Of Training & Assessment, The Cyber Scheme Becoming an ethical hacker or penetration tester at practitioner level takes between three and
Want to become a pen tester? The Cyber Scheme is here to help
Our Marketing Director Debi McCormack has been talking to Shona Wright of TechSpark UK about the challenges and initiatives around building a career in ethical hacking. Read the article here
Career pathways for pen testers and ethical hackers
What is commonly known as the cyber security ‘career pathway’ isn’t a pathway at all – it’s currently a bit of a meandering mess through impenetrable standards,
Joint collaboration between APMG and The Cyber Scheme
Press Release July 14 2022 JOINT COLLABORATION: APM GROUP (APMG) AND THE CYBER SCHEME are working together to create exams and accreditation programmes in the
CSTM and CSTL syllabus – what do I need to know?
It’s acknowledged amongst candidates wishing to obtain a Check accreditation with The Cyber Scheme that this exam isn’t easy. In fact, on any given day
New Sponsor – AMR CyberSecurity
We’re happy to announce we have another new Sponsor on board – welcome to AMR CyberSecurity. Martin Walsham, Principal Consultant at AMR CyberSecurity, states, “AMR is proud
As media partners of Cyber LIVE 2022, a virtual and real world cyber security conference, we are happy to share the news that tickets and sponsorship
Plans are at an advanced stage to unify The Cyber Scheme with innovative not-for-profit partners, within the framework of a charitable trust status which will operate to
Respect in Security
Did you know 1/3 of cybersecurity professionals have had personal experience of harassment online? Sign the ‘Respect In Security’ Pledge – we did, committing to
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