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CyberFirst Industry and Government Newsletter Autumn 2021

CyberFirst Vision:  By 2025 CyberFirst will be the UK’s Government recognised brand for Cyber Security education, training and development. Working in partnership with Government, Academia and wide sectors of Industry, CyberFirst will have created a cyber ecosystem that nurtures and develops talented individuals as well as providing pathways into cyber security careers.  Through the provision of the necessary skills, knowledge and opportunities, CyberFirst will inspire a future generation of cyber security professionals to keep the UK the safest place to live and…

DCMS Updates

DCSM have some quick updates that they would like to share:   1. Cyber Security Sector Newsletter: In October we are relaunching the Cyber Security Sector Newsletter on a dedicated newsletter platform and increasing its frequency to monthly. This will enable us to keep the cyber sector more regularly updated on our work, announcements, workshops,…

NSCS for Startups Enduring Challenge: Combatting Malvertising

Combatting Malvertising The NCSC for startups programme are launching an enduring challenge based on comabatting Malvertising and are looking for start-ups / SMEs that are developing capability in this space to apply. If you are aware of any organisations in your region that might be interested then please let the Cluster know and we will…

Reskilling for Cybersec, my CAPSLOCK experience

Background Andy Favell, ex police operations and then made the transition to Cyber. Discussed how to transition into cyber and the skills he had learned through a particular programme. Andy has been re-tooling and re-transitioning, partly due to COVID. Capslock and Andy’s Journey: Capslock is an educational programme, who call themselves an intensive cyber boot…

Digital Forensics, Preparation & Response

Background Peter Jones, Cyber Badger and CIISec, discussed Digital Forensics, Preparation and Response during this month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting. What is Digital Forensics? It is the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, usually computer crime. Looking for specific data within files, e.g., images within files (indecent and criminal), password or code within…

CyberFirst Girls Development Days

This year’s CyberFirst Girls Competition was a great success with over 6,000 entries from across the UK! And we’re not stopping there – girls that entered the 2020 and 2021 competitions are now eligible to attend free Development Days and continue their CyberFirst journey. The CyberFirst Girls Development Day initiative is inspired and led by the National…