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Cyber Security Reporting

April 14, 2021

Chris Lambert, Assistant Head at Cyber Security Exports Team, delivered an informative presentation on Friday 9 April 2021 at the SWCSC Networking Meeting. The Department for International Trade (IT) Actively support UK firms to export and work with International Partners Offices dedicated to tech and cyber IT Advisors experienced in selling overseas can act as…

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Zoom Mail: SPF, DKIM & DMARC

March 10, 2021

David Hazzard, CEO at Zoom Mail, produced a discussion at the SW Cyber Security Cluster network meeting covering Zoom Mail and the email authentication standards, SPF, DKIM & DMARC. David also supports the cluster with his expertise in Zoom Mail. SPF Click on the image to enlarge. DKIM Click on the image to enlarge. DMARC…

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Global Meets Local: Discovering the South West Cyber Security Cluster

March 5, 2021

We are delighted to announce the formal launch of our partnership with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) which bridges the gap between the global response to cyber security with the regional perspectives and needs for us in South West. This unique and exciting partnership makes available to our region the free resources offered by the…

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Cyber Well Project

March 2, 2021

 LiMETOOLS Introduction LiMETOOLS is a behavioural change company and specialise in 2 main areas of high corporate risk: Environmental Sustainability and Cyber Security & Human Factors. LiMETOOLS work as a consultancy to companies as well as make their own tools (some are accredited by GCHQ). John Dale is the co-founder of LiMETOOLS and Executive Director…

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Recent DCMS & partner announcements

March 1, 2021

Digital identity consultation: the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has set out new plans to help build trust in use of digital identities. This is part of the government’s work to help people prove who they are without the need for physical documents. They are inviting comments on the draft rules around data…

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Record year for UK’s £8.9bn cyber security sector

February 26, 2021

On 18 February the government published new figures showing the UK’s growing cyber industry attracted record investment last year, despite the global pandemic. The report shows that almost 50,000 people are now employed in UK cyber security, with the number of active cyber security firms up by 21%. The sector is now worth an estimated…

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NCSC’s CyberFirst

February 25, 2021

Patrick, CyberFirst: Education lead for NCSC Background = Practitioner, Incident Management, NCSC & GCHQ for the last 7 years focusing on school’s outreach Why do spies care? Our talent pipeline is not diverse or sufficient for us all to have better recruitment choices – lets change that Students often do not know how to prepare…

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SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack

February 22, 2021

SolarWinds Inc. is an American company that develops software for businesses to help manage their networks, systems, and information technology infrastructure. Peter Jones, The Cyber Badger, explains about the SolarWinds attack: In December 2020, FireEye, a cyber security company, said they were breached. With 18,000 companies affected, FireEye did the industry a favor by detecting…

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Everything about DDoS: Facts, Statistics, Tools & Skills 

February 15, 2021

CompTIA: The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through collaboration, education, certifications, advocacy and market research, CompTIA advances the industries…

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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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