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UK Cyber Security Council to Tackle Education, Standards

Recruitment & Reskilling Strategy , Security Awareness Programs & Computer-based Training , Training & Security Leadership

Dr. Claudia Natanson Describes Vision of U.K.’s New Self-Regulatory Body

Dr. Claudia Natanson, chair, UK Cyber Security Council

The U.K. Cyber Security Council is a new self-regulatory body for the profession. It is tasked by the U.K. Government to execute their vision for the U.K. to be one of the safest places to work and do business online, says the chair of the Council’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Claudia Natanson.

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The Council aims to champion the cybersecurity profession across the U.K. by delivering thought leadership, career tools and education resources to the sector and those seeking a career in the industry.

A big focus of the Council is education and academia. Natanson states that it’s imperative to influence educational curriculums and the thinking behind them “to make sure that we are preparing generations not just now, but in the future, to be relevant and able to take on the battle.”

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Natanson discusses:

  • An overview of the new U.K. Cyber Security Council and its aims;
  • Building a more diverse and inclusive cybersecurity workforce – the challenges and how to overcome them;
  • The capabilities needed immediately and into the future to redress the cyber skills shortage.

Dr Natanson is a highly respected information and cyber security professional and thought leader within the international arena. She has served as board, steering committee member and programme chair for the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) and is a registered European Commission security expert. She is founder of the Corporate Executive Programme (CEP), a body that unites senior decision-makers from leading companies and public sector organisations across the world to discuss business impacting risks, and security related issues and threats. A recognised top technology influencer by the Financial Times, her experience and expertise cover diverse industry sectors, FTSE 100, Fortune 500, government and growing organisations.

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