The UK looking to close the cyber security gap with a new educational programme

The UK is looking to close the cyber skills gap with a new educational cyber club. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) recently announced it will soon kickstart a new programme, the Cyber Schools Programme, which will give teenagers aged 14 – 18 much needed training in cyber security.

Up to £20 million will be given to the programme, and it is expected to have at least 5,700 teenagers trained by 2021. The pilot is set to start in September 2017. 

The new programme is part of the Government's National Cyber Security Programme, which wants to make sure the UK doesn't witness a serious cyber-professionals gap in the near future.