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, consultations and calls for views.

One of our objectives for the newsletter is to increase its reach, so if you are not already signed up you can do so here. Also, please share the link with your networks and encourage them to sign-up as well.

They will also be looking for your stories so if you have anything you want to promote to the cyber sector please email the Cluster and we will pass it along to the correct team.


2. Cyber ASAP Year 4 Impact Report published:

Highlights include – 21 spinouts
93 participants
47 teams have graduated
£16.3 million raised by participants

Go to the report.

3. Updates from CyberFirst from NCSC:

Teachers – are you up for a challenge and a chance to develop your career?  Introducing  CyberFirst Futures Train the Teacher Course a free, industry-recognised course for teachers looking to sharpen their tech skills and become a Computer Science champion at their secondary school or college.

Rise up to the challenge at free CyberFirst Girl Development Day courses for year 8 and year 9 girls. All year 8 and year 9 girls are invited to join the NCSC CyberFirst Girl Development Day courses for a fun, scenario-based and interactive learning experience. Hear from inspirational guest speakers and trailblazing women leaders working in the cyber industry.  The course will cover digital forensics, cryptography, penetration testing and open-source intelligence and offers both virtual and face to face learning.  Sign up at CyberFirst Girls Development Day Sign up.

Empower Cyber will take place 8 – 12 November.

CyberFirst Schools and Colleges – a new round of applications is now open for post-primary schools and colleges in the SW, NE, NI and Wales and will remain open until the 19th November.  Additional details about the scheme and how to apply etc can be found at the website here CyberFirst Schools and Colleges.  If schools/colleges complete and submit the short expressions of interest form which can be found on the website our Schools team should contact them with details of an information session on 14 Oct.