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SWCSC 2nd CyberSec Professionals Networking Meeting

July 3, 2018

The Loft, Plymouth, PL4 0DN Wednesday 18th July 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm Entry fee: £10.00 to cover costs Register here Why cyber people undervalue information! Nigel Jones, CEO of the IAAC, the Information Assurance Advisory Council. A deliberately provocative title that will open up an interesting debate around the cyber function and its business value and will…

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Women In Business – Digital Security Event

March 26, 2018

Women In Business Digital Security Event Fun and practical free event delivered by women for women Tuesday 17th April 2018, 17.30 – 19.00 The Science Park Centre, Exeter, EX5 2FN The SWCSC are holding a free event for women in business to share knowledge about the current digital security threats and empower them to take…

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Vulnerabilities -Meltdown and Spectre

March 21, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre – Why you need to know about them At the beginning of 2018 some new vulnerabilities, called Meltdown and Spectre  were discovered which effect the majority of modern computer processors. These vulnerabilities potentially allow programs to steal data that is currently being processed on the computer. This could be passwords, emails, photos…

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Cyber Security Training for HR professionals

March 12, 2018

Cyber Security Awareness Training for HR professionals Thursday 17 May 2018, 09:00 –13.30 Wednesday 23rd May 2018, 12.30 – 17.00 Exeter Science Park Centre, EX5 2FN Book tickets for 17th May here Book tickets for 23rd May here Facilitated by the South West Cyber Security Cluster (SWCSC) in association with Devon and Cornwall Police, the…

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GDPR for Small Businesses – Checklist

March 8, 2018

The new EU General Data Protection Regulations are coming into force on the 25th May 2018 and for small businesses this adds another ‘To Do” to an already long list. We thought it might be helpful to provide a high level checklist for you to work your way through to help you with your compliance. …

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SWCSC at South West Business Expo – 15th March 2018

February 26, 2018

The South West Cyber Security Cluster (SWCSC) will be supporting Devon and Cornwall Police at the South West Business Expo at Westpoint Arena, Exeter on the 15th March 2018. The South West Business Expo   is the South West’s largest 1 day Business Show attracting over 3,000 visitors. You can claim you free ticket here…

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Cyber security – Small business guide

October 26, 2017

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published a guide which collects their recently published guidance for small businesses into one document – Cyber Security:Small Business Guide  “How to improve cyber security within your organisation – quickly, easily and at low cost” and is introduced by Ciaran Martin the CEO of NCSC as follows: If…

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Password Security – Advice from National Cyber Security Centre

September 8, 2017
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Regional cyber briefing – 17th July 2017

July 17, 2017
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Regional Cyber Briefing 5th June 2017

June 19, 2017
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From botnet to malware: a guide to decoding cybersecurity buzzwords

June 12, 2017

Dr Nicholas Patterson, writing in the Conversation, explains the meaning of some of the key terms within cyber security so we can help protect ourselves against some of the cyber security threats we face. Words like worm, trojan horse and zombie may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they’re part of the reality…

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Crowded Places Guidance

June 8, 2017

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has issued Guidance on increasing the protection of crowded places from a terrorist attack. Included in the guidance on page 135 is information about Cyber security including the following: Cyber Attacks Malicious Software and preventative measures Phishing and Spear phishing advice Passwords IT security and online communications Malicious Modification…

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