• Digital identity consultation: the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has set out new plans to help build trust in use of digital identities. This is part of the government’s work to help people prove who they are without the need for physical documents. They are inviting comments on the draft rules around data protection, security and inclusivity. Please respond to the consultation by 12pm on Thursday 11 March.

 

  • Cyber 9/12 strategy challenge: The government supported this year’s Cyber 9/12 competition which showcases the talent in UK universities. The challenge helps a diverse range of young people start their cyber security careers and creates more skilled workers to help the industry thrive. Well done to all the teams which took part, and congratulations to this year’s winners, Minerva Task Force from the Royal Holloway University of London.

 

  • Digital skills survey: Their colleagues at the Digital Skills Partnership are working to improve young people’s skills development in digital and computing, and inspire young people into digital and cyber security careers. They are surveying employers about how a lack of digital skills affects them. If you would like to provide your views, please respond to the survey by 8 March.