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Development of Cyber Insurance Market

January 22, 2021

Overview Durgan from SecureArm outlined the development of the cyber insurance market during this months SWCSC network meeting. Stats In 2019, 11% of businesses had some kind of cyber insurance (99% payout) In 2020, 80% breached of businesses were breached, with 1 SME (small or medium enterprise) compromised every 90 seconds One third of UK…

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South West Local Enterprise Partnership

January 15, 2021

Vince from Heart of South West Local Enterprise Partnership (SW LEP) held a discussion about SW LEP on this months SWCSC Network Meeting. He signposted the development of the regional Digital Strategy. The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is one of 38 LEPs in England. Their purpose is to lead and influence…

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Graduates and Cyber Skills

January 13, 2021

Overview During the South West Cyber Security Cluster Network Meeting in January 2021, Deborah Watson from Gradsouthwest outlined activities relating to the cyber community in the SW. Gradsouthwest is the graduate job board for south west England. Since 2001 they have specialised in advertising vacancies to students and graduates who want to work in the…

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Working from home considerations – Coronavirus (Covid-19)

March 17, 2020

Insecure Remote Working Due to recent developments regarding the Coronavirus, employees are increasingly working remotely. Organisations in this situation should consider the cyber security implications of increased remote working. Below are some considerations on staying secure whilst working remotely. Advice Phishing Phishing/Spear phishing/Business Email Compromise remains a huge threat to organisations. Ensure that staff remain…

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Cyber 101 business skills bootcamp comes to Exeter: 15th March 2019 – 04/03/2019

March 4, 2019

Cyber 101: Business skills Bootcamps for cyber security startups and scaleups. Location: Exeter Science Park, 6 Babbage Way, Clyst Honiton, Exeter EX5 2FN Date: 15 March 2019 Time: 08:30 – 17:30 Find out how you can apply What is Cyber 101? Cyber 101 is a national programme running until March 2021 as part of Department…

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Tory Party Conference breach raises questions around application security

October 9, 2018

The recent Tory Party conference event app breach where MPs numbers were revealed, raises important questions around event App security and whether apps undergo effective security testing. In their report Event App Security – is it taken seriously? Krowdthink talk about the  surprising findings of Security Intelligence when they scanned a generic set of mobile…

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Cyber intelligence report – software development company breached

October 1, 2018

The South West Police Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) are reporting that a software development company suffered a network intrusion which resulted in the theft of intellectual property. The attackers used stolen credit cards to purchase the software and combined this with API keys which had accidentally been leaked on Github, a software development platform,…

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SWCSC 2nd CyberSec Professionals Networking Meeting – 03/07/2018

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 – 26/03/2018

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 – 12/03/2018

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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