Introduction to Upskill in Cyber
Cyber security is rapidly becoming a global priority for governments and businesses. Even though the UK has a world-class cyber security sector, there is still a significant shortage of skilled cyber security professionals. Currently, there are 3.5 million security jobs unfilled worldwide.
SANS, in partnership with HM Government, launched Upskill in Cyber. The programme is funded by HM Government and delivered at no cost to candidates. Upskill in Cyber aims to identify and rapidly reskill individuals for roles in cyber security, in just ten weeks.
200 students are undertaking two SANS training courses. In addition, they are participating in soft skills development to ensure they are immediately deployable within the cyber security workforce. Successful graduates will complete the programme with two GIAC certifications – GFACT and GSEC.