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Cyber Path

Cyber resilience services for smaller organisations


What is Cyber Path?


Cyber PATH is an elite talent pipeline for the next generation of specialists in cyber resilience.

Developed by the National Cyber Resilience Centre Group (NCRCG) in partnership with the Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) network, Cyber PATH is a programme open to students in full-time higher education who want to help shore up the nation’s defences against cybercrime and gain vital experience in a commercial setting.

The programme gives young people the opportunity to work alongside senior Security Practitioners to deliver affordable and high-quality cyber resilience services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

As well as making cyber operations safer and more secure in smaller organisations, students are equipped with the essential skills, knowledge and on-the-job training they need to succeed in the workplace upon graduation. 

Cybercrime is fluid and requires us to constantly refresh our thinking which is why Cyber PATH embraces diversity of thought in its cadre of students. The programme welcomes the brightest young students with the necessary learning, skillsets and intellectual ability best suited to addressing this changing landscape of crime.

What is the relationship between NCRCG, the CRC network and SMEs?

The National Cyber Resilience Centre Group and Cyber Resilience Centres are funded and supported by the Home Office and policing in a not-for-profit partnership with the private sector and academia to strengthen our national cyber resilience across SMEs and the supply chain.

At a national level, NCRCG is building a coalition of police, government, large employers and organisations, and academia to ensure a collaborative and coherent approach to cyber resilience.

NCRCG and its National Ambassadors are committed to investing in the next generation of cyber experts. As such, NCRCG has
launched Cyber PATH in partnership with the CRC network and over 45 universities.


The nine CRCs operate across England and Wales. They serve SMEs in their locality helping to build cyber resilience against threats that are specific to them. Cyber PATH empowers students to work with their regional CRC in meeting the requests brought to them by local businesses.


Each CRC retains the freedoms to deliver tailored, trusted and affordable support, with NCRCG providing insight and solutions at a macro level.


Accredited by NCRCG and delivered regionally, Cyber PATH enables students across the country to be part of a national programme whilst guaranteeing that they, through their CRC, can provide essential support and guidance to SMEs local to them.

Learn more about Cyber Path

We know our nation’s smaller organisations are looking to reinforce their cyber resilience but aren’t always sure where to begin. So, rather than overwhelming them with advice and recommendations inappropriate to their size and resource, our students are finding and explaining solutions to complex challenges in ways that are straightforward and accessible.

In doing so, they are developing their own understanding of how smaller organisations operate, the pressures they face and what is required to build cyber resilience against threats specific to their locality. And, at the same time, each student is gaining the essential skills, knowledge and on-the-job training they need to succeed in the workplace.

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