NCSC Cyber Adviser scheme

Become a Cyber Advisor with NCSC's new cyber security scheme

NCSC Cyber Adviser scheme

The NCSC is calling for women and minority groups to take part in helping develop a new Cyber Advisor service to extend assured cyber security consultancy services to a wider market of small and medium sized firms.

The initial 100 Cyber Advisor assessments will be funded by the NCSC.

Individual applicants – with differing skills, and from diverse backgrounds across the UK – will be selected to complete the exam. The first 100 to take part will be asked for feedback and to provide data to help the NCSC develop the Cyber Advisor scheme further and ensure that Cyber Advisors can offer the required knowledge and skill set.

Qualified Cyber Advisors will initially focus on helping their customers meet Cyber Essentials’ five technical controls – firewalls, secure settings, access controls, malware and software updates – by identifying and helping implement improvements that are right for the size and needs of their customer.

Cyber Advisors will be expected to help organisations by:

  • Conducting Cyber Essentials gap analysis to assess the organisations internet-facing IT identifying where it fails to meet the Cyber Essentials controls.
  • Developing reports on the status of the organisation’s Cyber Essentials controls for senior leadership, detailing the requirements that are met and those that are not, describing why controls are not met and the risks the organisation is exposed to, as well as the recommended actions to take.
  • Working with the business to agree remediation activities.
  • Planning remediation activities that align to the risk and business priorities.
  • Implementing remediation activities – or guide technical teams to do so – sympathetically to operational activities.
  • Developing and presenting post-engagement reports summarising the engagement and detailing any remediation work completed, pointing out any residual risk with recommendations for reducing those risks.

Under the new scheme, organisations who have a qualified Cyber Advisor on their staff will be able to apply to become an NCSC Assured Service Provider. Organisations who become Assured Service Providers and employ a qualified Cyber Advisor will be able to offer NCSC Cyber Advisor services to customers.

If you believe that you have the required knowledge and skill set please apply below.

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