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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority funds search for next generation of cyber experts

Netcom Training is looking to support the next generation of cyber specialists through a series of courses fully funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) devolved Adult Education Budget. Cybersecurity can be a lucrative and long-term career, with senior engineers and technicians earning upwards of £55,000 per year. The courses, which are run […]

New research finds only 7.8% of US colleges are protected against phishing emails

A new survey of US college and higher education email domains has revealed less than one-in-10 institutions have implemented basic phishing and spoofing protection.  The research by email security provider, EasyDMARC, reviewed the security policies of .edu email domains, which are assigned to 1,930 US colleges and further education institutions. EasyDMARC’s research found that only […]

Lenovo establishes innovation centre with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Lenovo has established the Lenovo Cybersecurity Innovation Centre (LCIC) in cooperation with the Cyber Security Research Center of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, a leading Israel-based cybersecurity research institution. The centre will focus on Zero Trust architecture innovation in hardware and below-OS security and serve as a hub for developing next-generation security solutions. The LCIC […]

Coventry University achieves first-class results with enhanced endpoint security strategy

Coventry University has leveraged CrowdStrike Falcon Complete managed detection and response (MDR) for comprehensive protection of a dynamic campus environment. Steve Rogers, Enterprise Cloud, Infrastructure and Security Architect at Coventry University, discusses the project and the business benefits in more detail. Stability and predictability are the cornerstones of an effective security programme. Steve Rogers, Enterprise […]

Combatting the ongoing issue of cyberattacks to the education sector

The education sector is a lucrative target for cybercriminals due to the abundance of sensitive data in its possession combined with lacking the relevant resources to combat such attacks. Achi Lewis, Area VP EMEA for Absolute Software, discusses the dangers posed to the education sector and how to prevent and respond to cyberattacks.  It came […]

CIISec and DCMS collaborate to fund cybersecurity qualifications for A-Level students nationwide

The Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are collaborating to give 300 students across the UK the best possible opportunity to kick-start their careers in cybersecurity. CIISec’s Cyber Extended Project Qualification (CyberEPQ), supported by DCMS, will open students’ access not only to skills and qualifications […]

30% of applications used by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are unsupported, investigation reveals

An investigation by the National Audit Office (NAO) has uncovered that 30% of applications used by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are unsupported, having been developed with outdated software, increasing its security risk. The report revealed that Defra, the government department overseeing environmental protection, food production and rural communities, use an […]

Department for Education warned after gambling companies benefit from learning records database

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a reprimand to the Department for Education (DfE) following the prolonged misuse of the personal information of up to 28 million children. An ICO investigation found that the DfE’s poor due diligence meant a database of pupils’ learning records was ultimately used by Trust Systems Software UK Ltd (trading as […]

University of Brighton calls on BlueFort Security for expert F5 support 

University of Brighton’s Senior Network Officer, Stephen Elliott, tells us how the institution has been able to rollout more complicated applications and patch key vulnerabilities since working with F5 and how BlueFort helps the university to deliver the right expertise as and when needed. University of Brighton Information Services has a small team focused predominantly […]

Bridewell inspires next generation of cyber-talent with opening of new state-of-the-art SOC 

UK cybersecurity services firm, Bridewell, has announced the opening of its new 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Wales. The company’s largest investment in property to date, the state-of-the-art SOC will provide rapid identification and response to threats while laying the foundations for sustained cybersecurity excellence for generations to come.  Run by a team of […]

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