Making A Difference

Developing the relationship between the cyber security industry and charity partners to create a resilient digital UK.

We are excited to announce that we are developing our core capabilities beyond the provision of CHECK standard examinations. While we will continue to provide and develop industry-leading qualifications, we will also be working with The Cyber Trust whose aim is to provide cyber security support and education to communities, and The Cyber Security Challenge which seeks to find, educate and prepare talented individuals who want to become part of our industry.

The Cyber Trust
The Cyber Trust was founded in March 2017 as the opportunities and dangers of the digital revolution were becoming increasingly apparent. The ongoing mission is to help children and vulnerable people access the digital world safely and securely and at the same time enjoy the benefits of developing technology.

The Cyber Security Challenge
The Cyber Security Challenge aims to improve both the quantity and quality of talented people being trained and entering the cyber security profession.

This is achieved through school-age competitions, education about entry-level jobs, apprenticeships, further education opportunities, networking and cyber training for all age groups and ability levels.

Immediate objectives

Provide industry leading Cyber Scheme CHECK exams.

Develop CBEST or future version exams.

Work with university partners to design and build exam formats for IoT and OT testing scenarios.

Work with industry partners to define a set of training modules which can be provided free to registered talent looking to work in the industry.

Equip people with the knowledge necessary to protect themselves online, promoting online cyber literacy and awareness. This will involve undertaking research into the wider impacts of the sector, particularly on vulnerable groups.

Create ongoing activities and projects for communities most at risk and use the membership base of the Cyber Scheme to underpin these efforts.

Initiate a program to showcase the industry and attract talented individuals into the industry.

Work with The Cyber Scheme and other industry partners to show a career pathway for those outside mainstream university.

Inspire and attract talented people to consider careers in cyber security, working with partners to encourage professionalism and discourage illegal hacking.