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NCSC Annual Review 2022

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, is the UK’s technical authority for cyber security. It works to make the UK the safest place to live and work online and bring clarity and insight to an increasingly complex online world. 

This Review reflects on highlights and milestones between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022, as well as looking ahead to future priorities and challenges.

As part of a national security agency, not all its work can be disclosed publicly.


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UK Cyber Security Council career pathways

The UK Cyber Security Council have detailed the 16 specialisms within cyber alongside suggested pathways between specialisms, role & responsibilities, expected titles and salaries, relevant skills and knowledge areas.

Details include an introduction to each specialism, information on the typical responsibilities and tasks, the skills and knowledge required, and information on useful prior experience. Click here to read.

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DCMS Labour Market Report

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has released their 2022 “Cyber Security Skills in the UK Labour Market” report.

This research into the UK cyber security labour market explores the extent of cyber security skills gaps (people lacking appropriate skills) and skills shortages (a lack of people available to work in cyber security job roles). Download the report here.


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Crystal Ball Cyber Predictions

SC media have compiled a list of predictions on the latest developments within cyber security, from increased SME attacks to the necessity for home worked cyber hygiene. Read the full list here.

Click on the following links to discover resources aimed at getting you started in a career in Cyber Security – from NCSC and The Cyber Security Council:


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