The Challenge is developing a number of reciprocal agreements with UK Not for Profit Institutions, such as IISP. These affiliate organisations have a vested interest in the Challenge's success, i.e. for many of them, the Challenge is identifying and introducing them to their potential future members.
Affiliates are supporting the Challenge in a variety of ways; supporting competitions, providing input to the Challenge Talent Management workstream, providing prizes and by helping the Challenge bring on new sponsors.
The Challenge's remit is to help inspire and engage new talent into the Cyber Security profession.
Once in the profession, other organisations are responsible for improving the quality and professionalism of the talent.
Therefore the Challenge needs to work with the membership and certification organisations to shape and portray the profession clearly. Affiliates will be invited to attend several of the Challenge events and will be promoted within the sponsorship and other areas of the Challenge website as appropriate.