Category Archives: News

NCSC Principles Based Assurance

In November, we had the opportunity to learn more about Principles Based Assurance led by the NCSC’s Head of Technical Assurance Group (TAG), Helen Lovekin. Cybersecurity is integrated into the fabric of our livelihood; extending from energy and transport, to banking and communications. Our reliance on this technology leaves us vulnerable if it were to…

Secure South West – Video Release Part 8 – 07/12/2021

Each month we will be directing you to the individual Speaker Videos from SSW14 event, so do not fret if you missed this year’s event! SSW14 – Video Release Part 8 We have released the part 8 video of the SSW14 event. Michael (Mike) Gips, Principal of Global Insights in Professional Security, discussed Blockchain. During this…

Mike Madden of the Defence & Security Accelerator highlighted the MOD cybersec needs and opportunities

Background Mike Madden, DASA Innovation Partner South West of England, discussed the Defence and Security Accelerator Overview at the SWCSC Networking Meeting this month. DASA Created 5 years ago Find and fund exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity Innovation Part of a wider innovation ecosystem across…

techUK Cyber Security Newsletter (October 2021)

Introduction Welcome to the October edition of the techUK Cyber Security Newsletter.   Fresh off the press, we saw positive news in Government’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review with a £114 million increase in the National Cyber Security Programme for across the SR21 period to keep adapting, innovating and investing to maintain and extend the UK’s…

Prof. Awais Rashid outlines the work of CyBOK

Background and Context Awais Rashid – Professor of Cyber Security, University of Bristol National Cyber Security programme funds the CyBOK and Awais is an editor of the book CyBOK: Steering Committee, Executive Board, Representatives Not meant to be an encyclopaedia, its about knowledge not skills: Codify foundational and generally recognised knowledge in cyber security following…

Cyber Security Skills in the UK Labour Market – survey

Ipsos MORI Cyber Skills 2022 DCMS and Ipsos MORI’s cyber skills survey: an overview Ipsos MORI carries out an annual survey on skills and recruitment needs among UK cyber sector businesses for DCMS They survey informs DCMS’s policies around cyber skills development and also feed into the actions of the UK Cyber Security Council Your…

Security Awareness SIG and the Cybersecurity Skills Festival

During the SWCSC Networking Meeting that was conducted this October, Martin Smith introduced us to the Security Awareness SIG and the Cybersecurity Skills Festival. Martin’s background: Ex-Royal Airforce Started as a Behavioural Psychologist at University Started Computer Security in 1981, developed first tri-service training, wrote a book in 1986 called Common Sense Computer Security 1997…

Registration for the CyberFirst Girls Competition 2022 is now open!

CyberFirst Girls Competition 2022 We’d love your help to spread the word amongst your colleagues, local schools, and friends and family.  We’ll soon have a short animation that will be shared on our NCSC Social Media channels #CyberFirst, so please feel free to share or retweet this also. We thank you in advance for your…