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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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DCMS Updates

October 11, 2021

DCSM have some quick updates that they would like to share:   1. Cyber Security Sector Newsletter: In October we are relaunching the Cyber Security Sector Newsletter on a dedicated newsletter platform and increasing its frequency to monthly. This will enable us to keep the cyber sector more regularly updated on our work, announcements, workshops,…

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DCMS Cyber Security Sector Newsletter

October 1, 2021

I just wanted to draw your attention to the newsletter that the Sector Lead in the team at DCMS has created. Please go to the link and use this form to sign up to the DCMS Cyber Security Sector Newsletter so that you can be kept informed of their latest announcements, events and projects. If…

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Reskilling for Cybersec, my CAPSLOCK experience

September 30, 2021

Background Andy Favell, ex police operations and then made the transition to Cyber. Discussed how to transition into cyber and the skills he had learned through a particular programme. Andy has been re-tooling and re-transitioning, partly due to COVID. Capslock and Andy’s Journey: Capslock is an educational programme, who call themselves an intensive cyber boot…

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DCMS cybersec focus for the SW

September 21, 2021

Cyber Sector Team in DCMS focusing on growth, innovation and skills – Regional Leads Lauren Metalle – South West Daljinder Mattu – Midlands Beck Mulvany – North West Jennie Noble – North East & Yorkshire Our Team and Role: We are regional leads in the Cyber Sector team, with a focus on growth, innovations and…

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Digital Forensics, Preparation & Response

September 16, 2021

Background Peter Jones, Cyber Badger and CIISec, discussed Digital Forensics, Preparation and Response during this month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting. What is Digital Forensics? It is the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, usually computer crime. Looking for specific data within files, e.g., images within files (indecent and criminal), password or code within…

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DCMS Cyber Growth Programme and Digital Identities Consultation

August 16, 2021

DCMS News DCMS News that Lauren Metalle, Regional Cyber Growth & Innovation Lead (South West), wishes to share with you, that may be pertinent to you or those you work with in case you hadn’t already seen them. Please do circulate to those in your networks who may also find these useful: A new growth…

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Compliance During a Cyber-Attack

August 3, 2021

Background During July’s SWCSC Networking Meeting, Peter Jones “The Cyber Badger”, Head of Security and CISO, discussed the compliance during a cyber-attack. Who’s threatening who? We want to know who and what is the actual target to our business Technical people always jump on the IT solution instead of policies and procedures, whereas those who…

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Why Organisations Should Move Beyond Detection

July 28, 2021

Background Humphrey Browning, Deep-Secure, discussed “why organisations should move beyond detection” during this month’s SWCSC Networking Meeting.  Deep Secure is based in Malvern, UK, founded in 2009. Technologies: Policy and enforcements. Target Markets: Defence, Gov, CNI, Financial Services. Beyond Detection Report, Gartner. Deep Secure has come up with an innovative way to stop Malware. Solve…

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