UK Cyber Forum Bulletin – 11th March 2018

Good afternoon!

Here are some opportunities you may be interested in

Close of CyberCollaborate Platform

Unfortunately it turns out that neither we (UK Cyber Security Forum) or Pervade Software have the bandwidth necessary to maintain and grow the CyberCollaborate platform. As you know, the UK Cyber Security Forum exists entirely with voluntary effort and this included all the work Pervade put into the development and maintenance of the CyberCollaborate platform. We are incredibly grateful for the work Pervade put into the creation of such a great platform but without us having the time to invest in it, we have decided it is not a viable project to continue.  Please take this as notice that the platform will be closed at the end of March.

City & Guilds development of Cyber Security Technologist qualifications and End Point Assessment

We are now in a position to develop both on-programme and end point assessment for the Cyber Security Technologist and would like to know whether you would be interested in assisting us in one of the following;

1.    Scoping content for the on-programme qualifications and reviewing final products
2.    Involved with scoping, but then assisting in the development of the on-programme qualifications and subsequent tests
3.    Scoping content for the end point assessment and reviewing final products
4.    Involved with scoping, but then assisting in the development of the end point assessment and subsequent assignments
5.    Register to become an Independent Assessor

City & Guilds would happily welcome you to assist in more than one of the areas above and would ask that you email the Project Lead Harmohan ( to indicate how you or a colleague could like to be involved with the new development. Harmohan will be able to provide details on how much work is involved and the timetable we are working to in order to offer this Standard to the community.


A reminder that registration is now open for CYBERUK 2018 – the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) flagship event on cyber security, taking place in Manchester.

From 10-12 April 2018, 1800+ delegates will attend events covering both strategy (CYBERUK Leadership) and delivery (CYBERUK In Practice) for a series of interactive sessions, talks and tailored workshops. A key goal for the event is to support a collaborative approach to cyber security across the UK. During CYBERUK 2018 we will aim to enhance existing and build new partnerships across Industry, Academia, Third Sector and Government.

CYBERUK 2018 will facilitate a national conversation to help make the UK the safest place to live and work online. During the event we plan to use interactive walls, feedback stations, polling and social media to help us deliver a highly relevant and interactive event for all levels of cyber expertise.

The call for papers to present on the Spotlight Stage is now open: don’t miss your chance to have your voice heard in an inspiring series of Lightning Talks. The aim of the NCSC is to deliver a truly diverse event where participants can share, challenge, learn and build new relationships in a relaxed and informal environment.

Remember that, although not advertised, there is an SME rate (I think it is 50% of advertised price) but you will need to contact them to get this rate.  I (Emma Philpott) will be there on all three days (usually on the IASME stand) so I hope to see you if you go!

​More information available here.

Valuing the information Asset

The second workshop in the ‘Valuing the information Asset’ series will be run on 21st March 2018.  The event will be held at BCS Offices, 5 Southampton Street London, WC2E 7HA.  Coffee will be available from 0930 – workshop 1000-1300.  Please find attached notes from the first scoping workshop which outline the rationale for the research, discussion and findings.

Our speaker will be Professor Chris Higson, Professor of Accounting Practice at the London Business School.  As noted in the attached, this workshop will explore the valuation of intangible assets from the perspective of the accountant and finance officer.  Our aim is to give security and finance professionals a mutual understanding of the issues at hand in valuing the assets we wish to exploit, grow and protect.

The workshop is run in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering.

If you would like to attend please register here.

Any queries should be addressed to

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