Secure technology services provider Six Degrees becomes a Cyber Scheme sponsor, reinforcing its reputation as a highly credible penetration testing provider and enabling it to provide input that helps to define the body’s future direction.
London, UK, Tuesday 8th November, 2022 – Secure technology services provider Six Degrees has reinforced its reputation as a highly credible penetration testing provider invested in shaping the future of cyber security by sponsoring the Cyber Scheme.
The Cyber Scheme was established in September 2013. It provides National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) certified CHECK penetration testing exams, helping organisations develop core skills in their workforces. CHECK is the scheme under which NCSC approved companies can conduct authorised penetration tests of public sector and critical national infrastructure (CNI) systems and networks.
As a trusted partner to the Cyber Scheme, Six Degrees is a highly credible penetration testing provider that has reinforced its commitment to cyber security best practices by sponsoring the body. As a sponsor, Six Degrees provides input to the Cyber Scheme that helps define the body’s future direction. Six Degrees also participates in the Cyber Scheme’s educational programmes, helping develop the next generation of cyber professionals.
Charles White, Managing Director, the Cyber Scheme, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Six Degrees as a sponsor of the Cyber Scheme. With a wealth of skills across key areas like cloud computing we look forward to working with the Six Degrees team on integrating such core technologies into the overall technology knowledge areas.”
Chris Cooper, Cyber Security Practice Director, Six Degrees, said: “Six Degrees is delighted to be bringing the breadth of experience that we have developed in penetration testing over the last twenty years to support the future development of the Cyber Scheme for the benefit of the industry as a whole.”
About the Cyber Scheme
The Cyber Scheme was established in September 2013. We provide the highest standard of Government approved examinations available, essential for technical consultants wishing to gain NCSC CHECK status.
We also run cyber security practitioner training courses, and have an innovative sponsorship scheme so that partners in the cyber security industry can contribute towards improving standards, expanding the focus of testing from CHECK into Red Teaming and onto OT scenarios and beyond.
Additionally we are here to support, educate and recruit a new generation of talent who traditionally have been unable to access a career in cyber security, addressing the current skills gap and ensuring a robust cyber industry can protect the UK into the future.