I thought I'd give a quick update on our work to develop a career framework for our Security Professionals and talk about a few other things we have underway.
We’ve been developing our framework over the last few months, with input from our Heads of Specialisms for Cyber/Information Assurance, Business Continutity, Physical, Personnel and Operational Security. It’ll be published on Civil Service Learning as a BETA in March. Then we'll test the framework with representatives from the wider Security Community and make improvements and changes until it's ready to go live. This has taken a bit longer than I hoped, and in hindsight, Autumn 2015 was a little ambitious, but I feel like we're getting there!
Embedding Security messages across all of our 26 Professions is very important and in March we'll start work with other cross government professions to help build security into the skills and knowledge they require for their day to day work.
I'm also working to bring the management of the Cyber Apprenticeship programme under the Head of Profession next year. I’ve enjoyed reading the posts from our Cyber Apprentices in DWP. It's great to see how far they've come in a year.
And yes, we’re still planning to run another Security Profession conference this year, so watch this space!