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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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C3IA Solutions on Cyber Security and Working with HMG

May 26, 2021

Background C3IA Solutions Ltd is an ICT and Information Security company based in Poole. A large part of their work is into Government and Defence. Most of the cyber team are NCSC certified professionals and working in Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and applying Government and MoD security guidance and policies to projects and programs that…

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NCSC-KPMG Diversity and Inclusion Survey

May 21, 2021

Background The NCSC and KPMG UK are working together to launch the second Diversity and Inclusion Survey for the cyber security industry. The global pandemic has accelerated the use of online services, products and communications, and in turn the demand for skills to protect them, whether that’s to thwart attacks or prevent fraudulent activity. The threats and opportunities in cyber are varied, so we need a diverse sector to address these challenges. There…

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South West Cyber Resilience Centre

May 21, 2021

We value the principle that everyone, be that businesses or those that work within business should understand and be able to take steps to keep themselves and the business they work for safe in the digital world.  With that in mind we wanted to send you a note to let you know about an opportunity…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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