A tech company run by a Blackburn entrepreneur has been appointed as the North West Delivery Partner for a CyberFirst Schools pilot operated by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC).
Mo Isap, who runs innovation center HOST, the Home of Skills and Technology in MediaCity, will help advance cyber education in the region’s North West Cyber Corridor.
Through its flagship Skills City operation, HOST will deliver the CyberFirst Schools pilot to more than 500 schools and colleges in the Northwest over a one-year period to inspire more young people to explore careers in cybersecurity.
The collaboration will further improve fair access to technology careers, particularly for people from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-represented groups, including girls and young women, where representation in this sector is significantly low at just 22 per cent of the UK cyber workforce.
The CyberFirst Schools initiative distinguishes schools and…