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The Secure South West 15 Event Blueprints

January 19, 2022

Only a couple months to go in the run up to the 15th Secure South West event and the foundations have been laid. Join us on the 23rd of March at the place where it all started eight years ago, Plymouth University, to hear from cybersecurity speakers. We all be covering all sorts of topics…

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SWCSC Review of 2021 and Upcoming Plans for 2022- Exciting News!

January 11, 2022

  Our Chair of the steering group, Robin King, led the yearly review of how the cluster has performed and celebrated everything achieved. 2021 was a time of innovation and expansion. Building an informed, connected and intelligent ecosystem within the South West. Massive thank yous to everyone that has contributed over the last 12 months.…

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NCSC Principles Based Assurance

December 14, 2021

In November, we had the opportunity to learn more about Principles Based Assurance led by the NCSC’s Head of Technical Assurance Group (TAG), Helen Lovekin. Cybersecurity is integrated into the fabric of our livelihood; extending from energy and transport, to banking and communications. Our reliance on this technology leaves us vulnerable if it were to…

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Mike Madden of the Defence & Security Accelerator highlighted the MOD cybersec needs and opportunities

November 24, 2021

Background Mike Madden, DASA Innovation Partner South West of England, discussed the Defence and Security Accelerator Overview at the SWCSC Networking Meeting this month. DASA Created 5 years ago Find and fund exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively, and support UK prosperity Innovation Part of a wider innovation ecosystem across…

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techUK Cyber Security Newsletter (October 2021)

November 22, 2021

Introduction Welcome to the October edition of the techUK Cyber Security Newsletter.   Fresh off the press, we saw positive news in Government’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review with a £114 million increase in the National Cyber Security Programme for across the SR21 period to keep adapting, innovating and investing to maintain and extend the UK’s…

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Prof. Awais Rashid outlines the work of CyBOK

November 17, 2021

Background and Context Awais Rashid – Professor of Cyber Security, University of Bristol National Cyber Security programme funds the CyBOK and Awais is an editor of the book CyBOK: Steering Committee, Executive Board, Representatives Not meant to be an encyclopaedia, its about knowledge not skills: Codify foundational and generally recognised knowledge in cyber security following…

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Cyber Security Skills in the UK Labour Market – survey

November 12, 2021

Ipsos MORI Cyber Skills 2022 DCMS and Ipsos MORI’s cyber skills survey: an overview Ipsos MORI carries out an annual survey on skills and recruitment needs among UK cyber sector businesses for DCMS They survey informs DCMS’s policies around cyber skills development and also feed into the actions of the UK Cyber Security Council Your…

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SW Cyber Resilience Centre UPDATE

October 26, 2021

During this month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting, Mark Moore has an update progress at the SW Cyber Resilience Centre. South West Cyber Resilience Centre: Police-led organisation, part of a national network, with the purpose to look after SMEs in the third sector in the South West making them more resilient. Supported by Home Office and not…

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Security Awareness SIG and the Cybersecurity Skills Festival

October 21, 2021

During the SWCSC Networking Meeting that was conducted this October, Martin Smith introduced us to the Security Awareness SIG and the Cybersecurity Skills Festival. Martin’s background: Ex-Royal Airforce Started as a Behavioural Psychologist at University Started Computer Security in 1981, developed first tri-service training, wrote a book in 1986 called Common Sense Computer Security 1997…

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Registration for the CyberFirst Girls Competition 2022 is now open!

October 21, 2021

CyberFirst Girls Competition 2022 We’d love your help to spread the word amongst your colleagues, local schools, and friends and family.  We’ll soon have a short animation that will be shared on our NCSC Social Media channels #CyberFirst, so please feel free to share or retweet this also. We thank you in advance for your…

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Cyber Futures project at South Devon College

October 13, 2021

During the SWCSC Networking Meeting that was delivered on Friday, Mike Halliday discussed SW success with the SWCSC-sponsored Cyber Futures project at South Devon College. South West Cyber Futures Programme: Funded by DSCMS via UKC3 Coordinated by SWCSC / TechEd programmes It is a pilot programme, for one single year to support a single year…

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CyberFirst Industry and Government Newsletter Autumn 2021

October 11, 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…

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