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Enabling social mobility and social value through quality cybersecurity education and training...

CySec Professionals Ltd was established to provide opportunity, education and inspiration for existing and future cybersecurity professionals as well as organisations of all sizes and sectors that are seeking to improve cybersecurity management arrangements.


The company exists with an objective to create direct benefit and positive outcomes for individuals and organisations and indirectly, benefit and positive outcomes for the wider cybersecurity profession, local communities and wider society.


Since its formation the company has supported underprivileged, underrepresented, and unemployed individuals, globally, with free training and career advice, experiential learning opportunity as well as sponsoring its local cricket club and angling society.


The company recently enabled 10 participants from it's veteran and graduates communities, in partnership with the North West Cyber Resilience Centre, to receive training as Cyber Security Generalist's using the personal development pathway identified at www.cybersecurity-academy.com.


Outcomes for individual learners and levels of associated social value exceeded all expectations.



Individual learners completed the following courses, designed to enable the knowledge, skills and attributes identified by the UK Cyber Security Council as a Cyber Security Generalist:

  • British Computer Society (BCS) Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)**

  • PECB Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager

  • PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer

  • PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor

  • NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) Foundation Certificate**

  • Cyber Incident Planning and Response (CIPR) Certificate**

** - NCSC Certified Training


Since completing the pathway, learners have gone onto employment in financial services, banking and consultancy roles:


"Your courses assisted getting me over the line with this job offer. I cannot thank you enough for the training programme. The job offer I have got and the package is simply life changing!" - Law Enforcement Veteran


"I found the journey enjoyable and informative and enjoyed how the certification plan flowed which enables me to carry forth the new information I learnt and apply it to the next certification course. It felt like building blocks and at the end you had a whole house complete. It provides me with a lot of confidence and "extra marks" during interviews. So a big thank you again to Steven for providing this opportunity to students, I'm very grateful to have been chosen to be part of this journey." - University Graduate


“The course re-energized me and I felt back to being myself, the confidence I gained… brought me back into the workplace.” - Retired Law-enforcement Officer



Social Value Business (SVB), in partnership with the Social Value Quality Mark CIC (SVQM) undertook the independent review, evaluation and verification of the Social Value created and delivered by CySec Professionals Cyber Security Generalist development programme. SVB adopted the UK widely recognised social accounting method, Social Return on Investment (SROI) to map and account for impact and value.


SVQM, independently reviewed the evidence and conclusions drawn from the analysis and determined that:


CySec Professionals Cyber Security Generalist development pathway delivered a forecast SROI ratio of:


£6.21 for every £1.00 invested, per programme.


"There is vast potential of even further value to the business and cyber security sector as a secondary benefit, resulting from programme delivery."


Social Value was identified across 12 outcomes within the themes of:

  • education;

  • employment;

  • health and wellbeing; and,

  • community.


Social Value Partnership Scheme


CySec Professionals Ltd has now enabled a Social Value Partnership scheme with levels ranging from Bronze through to Platinum+ for organisations seeking to enable opportunity, education and inspiration for future cybersecurity professionals, from any demographic and/or geography. Partner organisations are credited with social value created.


Please contact admin@cybersecurity-professionals.com for partnership enquiries.


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