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(ISC)² Unveils 100K UK to Expand UK Cybersecurity Workforce with 100,000 Free Certification Exams and Training Opportunities

LONDON, May 17, 2022 – (ISC)² – the world’s largest not-for-profit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced that it will help expand the cybersecurity workforce across UK by providing free certification and training to 100,000 cybersecurity career candidates through the new (ISC )2 entry-level cybersecurity certification. The 100K UK program represents a multi-year, multi-million pound investment in developing the skills of the cybersecurity workforce across the UK.

There has never been a better or more urgent time to start a career in cybersecurity. The UK is one of the largest cybersecurity career markets in Europe, with over 300,000 active cybersecurity practitioners. However, it also faces a cybersecurity labor shortage of over 33,000, with UK government figures indicating that at least 17,500 new people need to enter the industry every year just to maintain the status quo. what.

“The cybersecurity profession needs the next generation to join its ranks more than ever,” said Clar Rosso, CEO of (ISC)². “Unfortunately, until now, people looking for their first job in cybersecurity often don’t know where to start, what to expect, or how to convince employers to give them a chance. To address this issue, we developed the Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification (ISC) 2 to be a trusted endorsement of an individual and their core knowledge, skills, and abilities. Through the 100K program in the UK, we are committed to giving 100,000 cybersecurity career candidates the opportunity to earn this certification for free, making a powerful contribution that positively impacts the workforce challenge. cybersecurity work in the UK today, not years from now.

“Cybersecurity certifications that validate young professionals and career changers looking for their first job are key to providing a much-needed expansion of the UK cybersecurity talent pool. We welcome all initiatives aimed at attracting more new cybersecurity professionals to the profession. The (ISC)2 100K scheme in the UK is a timely industry commitment given the strong need to recruit for entry-level and junior-level cybersecurity roles that far exceed the labor supply” said UK CEO Simon Hepburn. Cybersecurity advice.

How 100K in the UK will work

The program is open to all UK residents who do not hold a cybersecurity certification (ISC)². Recent graduates, career changers, and IT professionals looking to get into cybersecurity are encouraged to apply here.

Once registered, participants will have access to the online Cybersecurity Entry-Level Certification (ISC)2 self-paced course. Attendees will also receive a voucher to cover the full cost of the Entry-Level Cybersecurity Certification (ISC)2 exam, which they can pursue whenever they feel ready. The exam can only be taken in person at an authorized Pearson VUE test center in the UK.

After passing the exam, candidates will become full members of (ISC)² and have access to a wide range of professional development resources to help them throughout their careers. The entry-level cybersecurity certification (ISC)2 is the first step in a career path that will help cybersecurity professionals gain experience and work toward advanced qualifications such as the (ISC)2 CISSP and (ISC)2 CCSP.

What the exam covers

  • The entry-level cybersecurity certification (ISC)² exam assesses candidates in the following five areas:
  • Principles of security
  • Concepts of business continuity (BC), disaster recovery (DR) and incident response
  • Access control concepts
  • internet security
  • Security operations

The exam blueprint provides additional detail on each area, and self-paced online course materials help guide candidates through the areas.

For more information about the (ISC)² 100K program in the UK, including registration and registration instructions, and important terms and conditions, visit https://cloud.connect.isc2.org/100K -inthe-UK.

About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is an international non-profit association whose goal is to inspire a safe and secure cyberworld. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic and pragmatic approach to security. Our membership of over 168,000 members is comprised of certified cybersecurity, information, software, and infrastructure security professionals who make a difference and help drive the industry forward. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber ​​Safety and Education™. For more information about (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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