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Digital Forensics, Preparation & Response

September 16, 2021

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…

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DCMS Cyber Growth Programme and Digital Identities Consultation

August 16, 2021

DCMS News DCMS News that Lauren Metalle, Regional Cyber Growth & Innovation Lead (South West), wishes to share with you, that may be pertinent to you or those you work with in case you hadn’t already seen them. Please do circulate to those in your networks who may also find these useful: A new growth…

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Compliance During a Cyber-Attack

August 3, 2021

Background During July’s SWCSC Networking Meeting, Peter Jones “The Cyber Badger”, Head of Security and CISO, discussed the compliance during a cyber-attack. Who’s threatening who? We want to know who and what is the actual target to our business Technical people always jump on the IT solution instead of policies and procedures, whereas those who…

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Why Organisations Should Move Beyond Detection

July 28, 2021

Background Humphrey Browning, Deep-Secure, discussed “why organisations should move beyond detection” during this month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting.  Deep Secure is based in Malvern, UK, founded in 2009. Technologies: Policy and enforcements. Target Markets: Defence, Gov, CNI, Financial Services. Beyond Detection Report, Gartner. Deep Secure has come up with an innovative way to stop Malware. Solve…

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Overview of the UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3) Programme

July 21, 2021

Overview Richard Yorke is the MD to Cheltenham and Gloucestershire cluster for 5 years. Looking to collaborate with Bristol and Bath. He manages Deep 3 Software – since November 2019. Background of UKC3 and How to Support Clusters: Collaboration is key to how they founded the corporation. Key feature of the organisation is growth, economic,…

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Building a Cyber Education Ecosystem

July 6, 2021

Overview Sarah Hancock, CyberFirst with NCSC, discussed about building a cyber education ecosystem and to enhance diversity within the Cyber Security industry during June’s SWCSC Networking Meeting. Building a Cyber Education Ecosystem Improve the skills and diversity gap within the Cyber Security industry by building a journey so they understand the depth of Cyber Security…

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Supporting FE Courses with Cyber Experience

June 30, 2021

Background Mike Halliday, TechEd Programmes Ltd, discussed Supporting FE Courses with Cyber Experience at this month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting. Cyber Security Education & Industry Cyber Security education and the trend of neurodiversity students within the Cyber community South West Cyber Futures Programme – building a cyber skills pipeline of the region Need to find a…

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Cyber Platform for Salute my Jobs

June 22, 2021

Overview Andrew Jackson from Salute my Jobs spoke at this month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting detailing the Cyber Platform for the Armed Forces Community. About Salute my Jobs: Andrew runs a Social Enterprise called Salute my Jobs Built around the principle that there is a world out there to help people with what steps to take…

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ISO27001 Latest

June 17, 2021

Background Darren Grey, Securious Ltd, is a Lead Implementer of ISO 27001 and discussed the standard during June’s SWCSC Networking Meeting. ISO27001  Is a justified risk management framework Establish, implement, maintain and continually improve an ISMS – never ending process, always learning and improving Ensures the organisation’s assess and monitors risk to InfoSec Implement controls…

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Cyber Essentials Update

June 15, 2021

Background Ann Barron from Securious Ltd is a Security Consultant – as well as a CE and CE Plus assessor.  On this month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting, Ann delivered a talk on Cyber Essentials and the latest update of the scheme. Cyber Essentials Provides organisations with an opportunity that protects their security against the 5 technical…

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Heart of the SW LEP on their Digital Skills Partnership

June 4, 2021

Background Charlotte Collyer from Heart of the South West LEP discussed Digital Skills Partnership during the SWCSC Networking Meeting in May 2021. Digital Skills Partnership is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and was launched at the end of 2018. It brings together the public, private and third sector to tackle…

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South Devon College on Business Connections and their IT Cybersec skills development

June 1, 2021

Background South Devon College has a brand new, dedicated University Centre and an award winning Hi Tech and Digital Centre. The College is located in Torbay, Devon and delivers outstanding teaching and learning to the semi-rural and coastal community. Delivering education from GCSE to Level 6 Degree level qualifications available for 14 year olds upwards,…

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