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BLACKBERRY LAUNCHES NEW PROFESSIONAL CYBERSECURITY SERVICES PRACTICE TO EXPAND PORTFOLIO

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Tackling the Risky Business of Cybersecurity: BlackBerry Launches New Services Practice

At BlackBerry, we are constantly working to do more for our enterprise customers, especially when it comes to securing their increasingly digital and interconnected mobile world. Today, we’re happy to announce a new consulting practice, the Professional Cybersecurity Services, to our security portfolio that will assess and thwart cybersecurity risks for organizations.

Cyber threats are pervasive in today’s increasingly interconnected, mobile and cloud-enabled environment. It’s estimated that the global economy takes a $400 billion hit every year due to data breaches. This astronomical cost will only increase as certain industry sectors, such as automotive, are dealing with cyber-attacks and threats for the first time. BlackBerry’s Professional Cybersecurity Practice is intended to directly address this challenge.

As part of the new service, we have acquired UK-based Encription Limited. They will be an impactful addition to our consulting practice as they bring years of deep experience in cybersecurity consulting. Among other things, Encription specializes in penetration testing – which means they can mimic the techniques of malicious hackers and take those learnings to educate and mitigate the cyber risks posed by criminal hackers. Encription is also entrusted by one of the UK government’s highest security standards with the CESG CHECK IT and ISO/IEC 27001 certifications.

The new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice will provide:

  • Strategic Security: best practices in IT operation ranging across enterprise mobility management and cloud services.
  • Technical Security: technical assistance for infrastructure and product development lifecycle.
  • Automotive and IoT Security: security consulting services as the rapid commercialization of IoT solutions makes security and privacy a top priority.
  • Detection, Testing and Analysis: threat detection and mitigation penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and incident response analysis. This includes forensic services, business security status via IT health checks, training, regulatory compliance and security breach management through incident response.

As threats increase, there is greater demand to combat the vulnerabilities. The creation of our Professional Cybersecurity Services practice and acquisition of Encription reinforces our commitment to customers to provide the industry’s most secure mobility solutions to help assess and mitigate risks.

Detailed integration planning is now under way and we can’t wait to get started. For more information about today’s announcement, visit BlackBerry.com.

By: Marty Beard


Security Begins at Home

Security Begins at Home


INTRODUCING DIGITAL FORENSICS

Encription Cyber Workshop – Introducing Digital Forensics


INTRODUCING ETHICAL HACKING

Encription Cyber Workshop – Introduction to Ethical Hacking v1 0


Cyber Scheme course to be held at National Cyber Skills Centre

Encription are pleased to announce that our March 2014 Cyber Scheme Team Member (CSTM) course will be run from the National Cyber Skills Centre in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Delivered by active penetration testers with real world experience, you will find yourself in a fascinating and engaging environment that will prepare you for the role of pen tester.

For more information about our CSTM course please click here or contact training@encription.co.uk.

The National Cyber Skills Centre is located on the Malvern Hills Science Park, situated on a 10 acre site at the foot of the Malvern Hills, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. For more information about the venue please visit http://mhsp.co.uk/location.html


CYBER CHALLENGE UPDATE

 

 Dear Encription

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Autumn Newsletter 

 

Well, what a summer that was, Andy finally winning Wimbledon, the Ashes retained and two Cyber Camps! Our camps proved to be a great success, not just from a sponsor perspective, but also from our contestants as well. Don’t just take our word for it though, read what two of our contestants wrote about their experiences at Shrivenham and Glasgow.

 

New Events:

Look out for us at the British Military Tournament  which is being held from the 7th to the 8th of December. 

 

European Cyber Security Awareness month takes place in October, I know that many of you are already involved in various activities to support this. We trust that you will include this in your social media campaign to promote this both within the industry as well as our home lives.

 

There are plenty of Careers Fairs coming up soon, both physical and virtual, so keep an eye out for more details on our events page.

 

Competitions:

We recently ran the first of our Face to Face competitions which was held at Sophos HQ in August. Our second competition was held at the historic Bletchley Park, a great experience for all. Modern day code breakers at the home of where it all began! We now have an even wider range of competitions presently running including a poster competition.

 

Schools:

Brian Higgins, our School Programme Manager recently launched the Schools Competition with the e-packs going out to over 250 schools, this is an exciting new avenue for the Challenge and we look forward to seeing the results in due course.

 

Videos: 

If you need to convince others about the importance of Cyber Security then look at this fabulous video from our colleague James Lyne who explains it in his own inimitable way. You may never post a photo on Facebook again!!

 

Staff:

We plan to announce the name of our new Business Partnerships Manager in the next few weeks, and we are also looking for a new Project Manager to join the team. So, if you know any one that maybe interested, the advert is on our News page. 

 

Stephanie Daman

CEO, Cyber Security Challenge UK

 

 

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or visit the website at www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk 

 


GOVERNMENT INNOVATION VOUCHER

Encription Ltd are pleased to announce the following:

The Government/Technology Strategy Board have released a scheme to assist SME’s with accessing specialist skills and services.
They have released a voucher for IT Security services:
https://vouchers.innovateuk.org/cyber-security
A company can apply for a £5000 voucher to spend with any business that is certified by CESG for CLAS, CHECK, CCP, Tiger or Crest

The scheme operates under the following guidelines:
The applicant must not have worked with us before

You must have a specific project requiring specialised services

You must be a sole trader or SME (i.e. turnover of equal to or less than £50m)

You can only apply for a voucher once, any VAT element must be paid by the yourselves

The company must be registered in the UK and have a valid business bank account

You would need to nominate us as your supplier during the application stage
NB: We are NOT allowed to apply on behalf of a client

Application process is as follows:

100 vouchers are released on a quarterly basis. The deadline for applications for the next two quarters are 24th July 2013 and 23rd October 2013.

All applications will be assessed on their merits. Those that are successful will be granted a voucher for
£5000.
There are further details in the following link:
http://www.innovateuk.org/_assets/0511/GFA_IVs.pd


2013 Cyber Security Challenge UK

Encription Ltd is a Gold Sponsor for the 2013 Cyber Security Challenge UK. This national initiative springs from the Government’s request to try to attract more people in to the field of IT Security, due to a shortage of experts in cyber security.

During 2013 the Cyber Security Challenge has run a series of virtual competitions, then face to face heats with career enabling prizes. Encription Ltd has provided 5 places on our 5 day QSTM course, which trains people to become a fully-fledged penetration tester.

In September 2013 a pilot will commence to encourage young people in to this field, which is being delivered to around 2,000 schools around England and Wales. See link below for further details:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/28/cyber-jedi-contest-britain-empire.

 


Encription is now an Approved Training Provider under the MoD ELC Scheme

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Encription Ltd is now an Approved training provider under the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme.