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Over 25 Schools in the South West Register to Become an NCSC CyberFirst School

May 12, 2022

The CyberFirst Schools initiative, from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)  – a part of GCHQ – was in full swing this month, as members of the delivery consortium headed into key events to showcase the benefits of joining the programme to computer science teachers across the South West.  The consortium, made of Raytheon, Tech Spark, The South West Cyber Security Cluster and CyNam, attended the Festival of Computer Science in Plymouth and set up…

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Cookies- do they take the biscuit?

April 20, 2022

Geoff Revill, steering group member and co-founder of Safe Space One Ltd discusses, “Cookies- do they take the biscuit? Explaining latest law developments and consequences.” Core Principles for Trustworthy Digital Engagement  When exploring apps or pages online you are connecting to a person or business, developing a relationship and entrusting them with your personal data.…

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Let’s #BreakTheBias! Happy International Women’s Day 2022

March 8, 2022
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Exciting Cyber Futures UPDATE

January 20, 2022

During last month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting, Mike Halliday and Steve Caunter gave us an update on how the Cyber Futures program is shaping up.  Over the autumn term students at South Devon College have been trialing the Immersive Labs workshops and sessions. The core of these have been heavily technical whilst aiding development of employability…

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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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