Latest cyber security news

Learn about current threats and read independent advice on how to protect your business

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018

April 28, 2021

This month’s SWCSC featured a talk from Nathan Heyes about GDPR 2018. GDPR Implementation date: 25 May 2018 Is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area. To comply with one version (UK or EU) is to comply with both. So, you are compliant…

Read More

Security Certificates

April 20, 2021

Achim D. Brucker, Software Assurance & Security Research at University of Exeter, discussed security certifications at this month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting. Achim’s Intro to Security Certificates Many certificates are required when applying to cyber jobs and roles, where it is essential to know specific standards and tools. Knowledge areas: Core knowledge = broad, high-level Expert…

Read More

Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021

April 14, 2021

The latest Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 is released, if you have not already had a look through. It is an annual survey detailing business and charity action on cyber security, and the costs and impacts of cyber breaches and attacks. Details The government has surveyed UK businesses and charities to find out how they…

Read More

Cyber Security Reporting

April 14, 2021

Chris Lambert, Assistant Head at Cyber Security Exports Team, delivered an informative presentation on Friday 9 April 2021 at the SWCSC Networking Meeting. The Department for International Trade (IT) Actively support UK firms to export and work with International Partners Offices dedicated to tech and cyber IT Advisors experienced in selling overseas can act as…

Read More

Zoom Mail: SPF, DKIM & DMARC

March 10, 2021

David Hazzard, CEO at Zoom Mail, produced a discussion at the SW Cyber Security Cluster network meeting covering Zoom Mail and the email authentication standards, SPF, DKIM & DMARC. David also supports the cluster with his expertise in Zoom Mail. SPF Click on the image to enlarge. DKIM Click on the image to enlarge. DMARC…

Read More

Global Meets Local: Discovering the South West Cyber Security Cluster

March 5, 2021

We are delighted to announce the formal launch of our partnership with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) which bridges the gap between the global response to cyber security with the regional perspectives and needs for us in South West. This unique and exciting partnership makes available to our region the free resources offered by the…

Read More

Cyber Well Project

March 2, 2021

 LiMETOOLS Introduction LiMETOOLS is a behavioural change company and specialise in 2 main areas of high corporate risk: Environmental Sustainability and Cyber Security & Human Factors. LiMETOOLS work as a consultancy to companies as well as make their own tools (some are accredited by GCHQ). John Dale is the co-founder of LiMETOOLS and Executive Director…

Read More

Recent DCMS & partner announcements

March 1, 2021

Digital identity consultation: the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has set out new plans to help build trust in use of digital identities. This is part of the government’s work to help people prove who they are without the need for physical documents. They are inviting comments on the draft rules around data…

Read More

Record year for UK’s £8.9bn cyber security sector

February 26, 2021

On 18 February the government published new figures showing the UK’s growing cyber industry attracted record investment last year, despite the global pandemic. The report shows that almost 50,000 people are now employed in UK cyber security, with the number of active cyber security firms up by 21%. The sector is now worth an estimated…

Read More

NCSC’s CyberFirst

February 25, 2021

Patrick, CyberFirst: Education lead for NCSC Background = Practitioner, Incident Management, NCSC & GCHQ for the last 7 years focusing on school’s outreach Why do spies care? Our talent pipeline is not diverse or sufficient for us all to have better recruitment choices – lets change that Students often do not know how to prepare…

Read More

SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack

February 22, 2021

SolarWinds Inc. is an American company that develops software for businesses to help manage their networks, systems, and information technology infrastructure. Peter Jones, The Cyber Badger, explains about the SolarWinds attack: In December 2020, FireEye, a cyber security company, said they were breached. With 18,000 companies affected, FireEye did the industry a favor by detecting…

Read More

Everything about DDoS: Facts, Statistics, Tools & Skills 

February 15, 2021

CompTIA: The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through collaboration, education, certifications, advocacy and market research, CompTIA advances the industries…

Read More