Cybercrime: Skilled Workers

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2019 to Question 291081 on Cybercrime: Skilled Workers, for what reason the Answer did not include information on whether a target has been set for the number of people to be assisted by the third round of funding from the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund.

Photo of Matt Warman Matt Warman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The third round of the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund closed for applications on 27 September. The department will review the bids received before considering appropriate targets and performance indicators for the third round of funding.

The Fund is designed to increase the number and diversity of individuals pursuing a career in the cyber security profession, through supporting and encouraging a sector-led approach to stimulating a sustainable cyber security retraining ecosystem.

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