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Cabinet Office ramps up cyber training and improves ROI

Government

09:00 Thursday, 01 July 2021

UK Cyber Security Council

The technology press has been alive with proclamations about a marked rise in the UK Government’s Cabinet Office’s spend on cyber security training in 2021 compared to the previous year.

The Cabinet Office’s spend on cyber training is cited as £47,018.81 for 2020, but shows a 580% uplift to £274,142.85 in 2021. Some courses had a mere handful of attendees, such as the lone student for the Certified Ethical Hacker exam and the four people taking ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. At the other end were the 332 people who took NIST NCSP Foundation. With 428 courses taken in total, the average cost per person per course was £640; this is considerably less than the 2020 average (£1,343.39), primarily because 33 of the 35 students last year took the Foundation Certificate in Cyber Security which online training providers presently price around £2,400 – implying that the Government negotiated some advantageous pricing for those courses.

Find one of the more detailed reports of the 2021 spend on London News Today