Cyber First scheme launched to develop the UK's next generation of cyber security experts
News article - 24 Mar 2015
GCHQ has launched a new pilot sponsorship scheme aimed at identifying individuals with exceptional aptitude to become the next generation of cyber security experts for the UK.
Announced by Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office with responsibility for Cyber Security, and called ‘Cyber First’, this new scheme will draw on talent from the broadest range of backgrounds to meet the UK’s future national security needs in government or companies involved in national security. It will find those already showing potential for a top career in cyber security through schools competitions such as the Cyber Security Challenge Schools Programme and national maths competitions.