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Becrypt supports NCSC's new CyberFirst programme to boost national security skills

We are delighted to announce our pledged support of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)'s new CyberFirst programme, which aims to improve the UK's cyber industry by creating opportunities for talented young people to enter the field.

The scheme aims to create a positive image of the cyber security industry, encouraging students ranging from secondary school to university to begin their journey to becoming the nation's next generation of security experts.

As a member of the programme, Becrypt will be providing financial support, training and work experience opportunities for students, supporting them through to their degree and first job in the field. Becrypt will also be helping to support some of the 2,500 residential courses NCSC is running for 14-18-year-olds across the country.

Bernard Parsons, Co-founder and CEO of Becrypt, comments, "It is vital for our national security and economic prosperity that we adequately invest inappropriate cyber skills. I believe the security industry has a duty to help cultivate our home-grown talent into the world-leading workforce of tomorrow, creating future industry leaders and innovators, and we are proud to do our part with the CyberFirst scheme.

"As well as nurturing young minds, the government and industry must also work together to help graduates translate their research and pioneering ideas into successful businesses that will continue our proud history of innovation."

Chris Ensor, Deputy Director for NCSC skills and growth, comments, "This is the first time government and industry have come together to make a concerted attempt to inspire and support a whole generation of young people to take up a role in cyber security.

Cyber security is a fascinating career choice which is fundamental to our modern digital society and we are delighted our industry colleagues are supporting CyberFirst."

Find out more here.