The Cyber Scheme is one of only three organisations accredited by GCHQ/NCSC to offer examinations that meet UK Government Standards in Penetration Testing. The NCSC, as the National Authority for Cyber Security ensures that the Cyber Scheme is operating at the highest standards in the delivery of our training and examinations. Certifications issued by the Cyber Scheme are therefore recognised by NCSC as meeting the necessary standards to apply for membership of the NCSC CHECK scheme.
Quality of service delivery is subject to regular audit and is monitored on an on-going basis by the NCSC. This ensures that course content reflects the current cyber security trends and threats and that the examination processes are robust and as near real world as is possible in an examination environment.
For the Cyber Scheme Team Leader (CSTL) certification we have developed a testing environment that provides as near real world challenges to candidates through randomly generated scenarios which means that no two candidates will ever sit the same Assault course. So successful candidates and future employers can be assured that the certification has fully tested knowledge, experience and creative thinking in the world of Penetration testing.
In order to ensure that the governance, vision and day-to-day management of the scheme are maintained at the highest quality, the Cyber Scheme has also appointed a diverse range of professionals as the executive membership committee.
Presently, the board has representation from; UK Cyber Challenge, IRM LTD.
Other major organisations have also shown an interest in being involved in the scheme in the future.