The Government has launched a pilot which aims to boost diversity in the cyber security sector.
The Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) pilot aims to incentivise a range of organisations to develop, scale up or refocus cyber security training initiatives. The Government is seeking to use the Fund to quickly increase the volume and diversity of adults entering the cyber security workforce in the UK. It supports the National Cyber Security Strategy aim of developing a sustainable supply of home-grown cyber security talent in the UK.
The fund is open to organisations, such as training providers and charities, who can demonstrate their initiatives benefit a range of employers.
It is focused on helping address underrepresentation of women and neuro-diverse candidates in the cyber-security profession. Therefore the assessment process will give additional weighting to initiatives that focus on helping more women, for instance, initiatives that help female returners to work who have been out of the labour market due to caring responsibilities, and neuro-diverse candidates.
Applications are open until 16:00 on 2 March 2018.
More information can be found here.