UK Cyber Forum Bulletin – 8th April 2018

Good afternoon

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Community SOC Project

We are hoping to get out Community SOC project going at the start of June.  It will train neurodiverse people in Cyber Security and also develop a way to shield the internet of large numbers of vulnerable individuals.

You can see more about the project here

Many thanks to those of you who have already offered your support – we are in the process of adding your logos to the webpage as a supporter.

If anyone else would like to support us through money, training, equipment, mentorship or commercial SOC visits then we would love to hear from you.

CRESTCon & IISP Congress

3rd May, Royal College of Physicians  – 10% off

Now in its sixth year, CRESTCon and IISP Congress brings together leading technical and business information security professionals, attracting an impressive line-up of speakers and senior delegates.  This year we also welcome the BCS Security Conference in the third stream.

They are delighted to offer Cyber Security Forum members 10% off a ticket to the event using the discount code: 2018sforum10off

UK Cyber Security Forum members will also receive a discount on an exhibition stand – please contact the organisers directly if you would like to find out more.

Foundations of IoT security

The IoT Security Foundation’s course ‘Foundations of IoT security’ is running on 22-23 May in Barcelona, Spain and 9-10 October in Windsor, UK. More course details and booking information can be found at:

Created and delivered by world-renowned security experts the course includes both practical and theoretical elements. It enables attendees to understand the real-world threats to IoT, how to address them and how to deploy secure IoT services.

The cost of the course includes accommodation and the opportunity to network with peers in the industry who are facing the same challenges.

There is a 5% discount for any UK Cyber Security Forum members – please contact the organisers to get the discount

DCMS consultation on security by design and IoT devices.

You are invited to an IAAC workshop aimed at input to the DCMS consultation on security by design, details of which can be found here:

The workshop will be held at BCS Offices, 5 Southampton Street, London, 1000-1300 on Wednesday 18th April 2018.  Coffee will be available from 0930. It is intended to review IAAC’s recent work on security by design, with a view to submitting it to the DCMS consultation.

If you would like to attend, please register here or for further information contact

DIT CEE Cyber Security Showcase

Cyber security solutions for public and private sector

The Cyber Security Showcase on 15th May in Sofia.  There is also an “Early bird” offer of 750 GBP for this event.  This price is valid until 12 April.

Department for International Trade team in Bulgaria would like to invite you as an exhibitor to a one day Cyber Security Showcase on 15th May 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria, who is currently hosting the EU Presidency.

The objective of the event is for UK companies offering cyber security solutions and exploit opportunities within CEE – Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Romanian and Slovakian – markets.
 This event aims to bring together stakeholders from both public and private sectors in the domain of government and CNI to introduce them to UK cyber security companies which are recognised as having world-class knowledge and solutions.

Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018
Time: 09.00 am – 16.00 am
Where:  Central Military Club Sofia Tzar Osvoboditel Str. 7
RSVP By 15 April

To register, please contact: +359 2933 9227

Which UK firms should consider taking part? 
This offer is open to all UK-based companies in the cyber security field providing cyber security solutions in area of encryption, data protection, crisis management, network monitoring/analysis, forensics, defence issues, mobile applications, training, etc.

Registration fee: £825 ex-VAT collected via DIT DSO in London.
The costs of travel, hotel and accommodation and any additional items are to be covered by UK companies – exhibitors.

Due to the limited venue space, places for UK exhibitors will be based on first come first served basis. Therefore, we recommend that you register early to avoid disappointment.

Any questions related to this event should be sent to:
Anelia Todorova, Deputy Head of Trade & Investment at the British Embassy in Sofia
tel: +359 (0) 2 933 9227

To book please log on to the link to make your payment, using your unique Password.
Your Unique Password : CEECyber

Should your participation lead to a successful business win, they would seek your commitment to sign an Export Win Form

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