Samantha Sanderson is Director of
Last month, the Government's Cyber Demonstration Centre and Cyber Growth Partnership (CGP) Exchange was formally launched with a ministerial event in London. Meanwhile, my colleagues and I from the South East Cyber Security Cluster (
Cyber security is high on the public agenda at the moment – it seems like every day brings news of yet another high-profile security breach, not just limited to high-profile data loss incidents such as the TalkTalk breach, but also in the ongoing fight against terrorism.
Based in Brighton, the
According to Tech City's Tech Nation 2015 report, Brighton has "the highest concentration of digital companies in any of the UK regions", providing scope to enhance the region's cyber security capabilities whilst enabling businesses and citizens to be safe in
It has been a busy first year. We have held a number of successful events, including our launch event, a session looking at Cybercrime and Digital Forensics, and 'Is Anti-Virus Really Dead?' We have also collaborated with the Surrey and Sussex Cyber Crime Unit, delivering an innovative cybercrime protection pilot, to equip public facing staff with the necessary skills to help businesses (and citizens) protect themselves from cyber attacks.
Having experienced considerable growth, we hope for and expect much more as we go into our second year, and are looking for more members, investors and mentors to support us with our three key events:
- London to Brighton Cyber Security Event
- Online Gaming Cyber Security Sub-Group (Online gaming, simulation and synthetic environments; Supporting Cyber Security Challenge
Cyphinxplay-on-demand platform and Cybercenturioncompetition; Wearable technologies)
- Internet of Things and System of Systems Security (Secure smart homes, buildings, cities and autonomous vehicles)
Later this week, on Friday 27th November at