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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 4th October 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the establishment of a skills advisory group to close the cyber skills gap in the UK workforce as set out in paragraph 7.1.8 of the Government's National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The cyber security skills advisory group has been formed, but is only part of the solution. Since publication of the National Cyber Security Strategy in 2016, my officials have regularly met with, and sought advice on cyber skills from, a wide range of representatives of industry, academic and professional organisations in order to develop policy and see how else government can help to close the cyber skills gap.

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