Students to help build trust in the online world

Posted On 29 Aug 2013
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Cyber Integrity and Meaning of Trust Competition has been launched across 15 UK universities, offering opportunities for those with ideas to improve confidence in the internet-dependent society. The pilot for a national programme, delivered through the Cyber Security Challenge, aims to put the issues of security, resilience and integrity into a business context and draw ideas from all UK Masters students. Participants will receive an opportunity to present their ideas to employers looking to recruit talented individuals to not only secure their systems but also improve customer’s confidence in their products and services. Any MA, MBA or MSc student can enter a presentation based on their dissertation for assessment by a panel of policy makers and business leaders, as well as security professionals. The competition recognises that improving confidence in the increasingly internet-dependent society requires consideration beyond the technical, computer science and electrical engineering domains. The competition has been developed by the WCIT (The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists), the City of London Livery Company for ICT, in association with The Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Digital Policy Alliance and others. It will be delivered through the Cyber Security Challenge which runs a series of competitions developed by employers and supporters from industry, government and academia to find new talent for the sector, and is part of a new stream of university activities.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.