SME Cyber Resilience Project

Activity: Consultancy typesCPD delivery/organisation of courses for externals (in kind)


SME Cyber Resilience Training Programme The ability for businesses, particularly those in which depend heavily on digital technologies, to grow rapidly and sustainably is now being put at risk by a failure to embed a culture cyber security right from the outset. Often seen as a drag on innovation, cyber security is now seen as a perquisite to ensuring high growth companies are secure and resilient. It is the key to ensure valuable data they hold on users and customers is adequately secured and that their intellectual property is protected from getting into the hands of competitors. Building on its experience as the UK’s Innovation & Knowledge Centre for cyber security, Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) and Belfast City Council are partnering on a novel SME Cyber Resilience Training Programme which will be piloted in Winter 2018/Spring 2019. This programme will cover areas such as: • Data Security Technologies (Cryptography) • Password security • Phishing • Malware/ransomware • Physical security as it pertains to cyber • Multi-factor authentication • Usable Security & Privacy It will include cyber and physical site visits from one of CSIT’s cyber security experts to identify vulnerabilities and areas of concern, a tailored workshop on addressing those issues as well as post workshop analysis on measures taken to make the business more resilient to cyber-attack.
Period01 Sep 201831 Mar 2019
Work forBelfast City Council, United Kingdom