June 23, 2016
The Defence Cyber Aptitude Test, produced with IBM, has a number of challenges designed to measure individual’s abilities but not their prior technical knowledge.
It is being rolled out across the UK defence service for those in the early stages of their training and service careers.
The lead on the project for the MoD, Harry Porteous, said: “It’s a useful tool for service career and branch managers to help identify individuals with natural talent and the right skills to succeed at the cutting edge of defence cyber operations.”
The move comes as concerns have been raised about a lack of cyber security skills across government.
Robert Nowill, chairman of Cyber Security Challenge UK – a body that aims to encourage more people into cyber – told a conference yesterday that there was a need to promote the profession.