The NCSC and KPMG UK have launched the 2021 diversity and inclusion survey for the cyber security industry.
The global pandemic has accelerated the use of online services, products and communications, and in turn the demand for skills to protect them, whether that’s to thwart attacks or prevent fraudulent activity. The threats and opportunities in cyber are varied, so we need a diverse sector to address these challenges. There is a strong argument that the cyber security sector in the UK is not as diverse as it could or should be.
We continue to strive for a better understanding of the current diversity profile across the UK cyber security industry. For the 2021 survey, we have expanded our questions to understand additional diverse characteristics and groups which include disability and neurodiversity.
This year’s survey, combined with our 2020 survey results, will provide benchmark data to measure performance in the future. This will inform a series of joint initiatives between the NCSC and industry to make the sector a diversity-friendly environment.
Taking part in the survey
If you are a cyber security professional or study in cyber security, please share your views by completing the survey.
You can also help by arranging for this survey to be distributed to the relevant people at your company.
Learn more here.