The University's Civic Mission is very important to the cyber security team and as such we engage in a wide variety of outreach and other initiatives, which are designed to raise awareness of cyber security and improve digital skills, as well as to inspire and enthuse children and adults to find out more about careers in cyber security. This ties in with the National Cyber Security's mission to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online, and means we are playing our part in developing a cyber security talent pipeline.
Some of the activities we have been involved with include:
In addition, we work closely with our Regional Organised Cyber Crime Unit, Tarian, and in 2018/19 were jointly funded with them by Welsh Government to create the Not2Phish project, a phishing awareness testing and training platform.
The staff in the team have a range of additional responsibilities alongside their USW roles:
Set up in September 2018, the Women in Cyber Wales is a network for women in (or hoping to join) the cyber security industry. Regular meetings are held across South Wales with a range of speakers to motivate, inspire and share their experiences of working in this industry. Visit the Twitter page for more information @womencyberwales.